The Publications & Sales Department

The activities of the Institute towards the dissemination of knowledge are supported by its publications and the Institute has a very active and productive Publication Department. The department maintains a very well-equipped book store, and also participates in the Kolkata Book Fair every year.


The Institute publishes a monthly journal, “Bulletin of the Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture”, with contributions from eminent scholars from India and abroad. Carrying thought-provoking articles on intercultural understanding, national integration, and the spiritual unity of mankind, the bulletin is subscribed by most of the leading universities and institutional libraries in India and a large number of such libraries abroad.

The popularity of the Bulletin in academic circles is steadily rising. Its current circulation stands at 4200 copies per month


The publications department has published a number of prestigious multivolume reference works. Some of these are listed below:

The Cultural Heritage of India
  • Volume I: The Early Phases, edited by Suniti Kumar Chatterji and others
  • Volume II: Itihasas, Puranas, Dharma and Other Sastras, edited by S K De, A D Pusalkar and others
  • Volume III: The Philosophies, edited by Haridas Bhattacharya
  • Volume IV: The Religions, edited by Haridas Bhattacharya
  • Volume V: Languages and Literatures, edited by Suniti Kumar Chatterji
  • Volume VI: Science and Technology, edited by P R Ray and S N Sen
  • Volume VII: The Arts (in two parts), edited by Kapila Vatsyayan
  • Volume VIII: The Making of Modern India (1765 – 1947), edited by Sukumar Bhattacharya and Uma Das Gupta
History of Science in India

  • History of Science in India: An Introduction
  • Volume I, Part I: Physics, Mathematics and Statistics
  • Volume I, Part II: Astronomy
  • Volume II: Medicine and Pharmacology
  • Volume III: Chemical Science
  • Volume IV, Part I: Plant Science
  • Volume IV, Part II: Animal Science
  • Volume V: Agricultural Science
  • Volume VI: Earth Science
  • Volume VII: Engineering Science
  • Volume VIII: Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology

Swami Vivekananda in Contemporary Indian News

Volumes One and Two are published, volume Three is in progress. All volumes are edited by Sankari Prasad Basu.

A Concordance to Swami Vivekananda

Volume I: A – H, edited by Swami Lokeswarananda
Volume II: I – M, edited by Swami Prabhananda
Volume III: N – Z, edited by Swami Prabhananda


The Publications Department also publishes a good number of books on Indian philosophy, Sri Ramakrishna, Sri Sarada Devi, Swami Vivekananda, and the Ramakrishna Movement in English, Bengali, and Hindi. It also facilitates the publication of conference proceedings, seminar papers, and research studies originating from other departments of the Institute.