Subodh Chandra Sengupta was an Indian scholar and critic of English literature, known for his scholarship on Shakespearean works. His books on William Shakespeare, which included Aspects of Shakespearian Tragedy, Shakespearian Comedy and Shakespeare's Historical Plays are reported to be critically acclaimed, he was a professor at the Department of English Language and Literature at Jadavpur University, Calcutta as well as a professor of English literature at Ramakrishna Mission Residential College, an autonomous college under the University of Calcutta. The Government of India awarded him the third highest civilian honour of the Padma Bhushan, in 1983, for his contributions to literature and education. Subodh Chandra Sengupta was born in 1903 in Dhaka, in the erstwhile East Bengal of the British India and did his college studies at Presidency College, Calcutta during 1924-26 where he had the opportunity to learn under such academics as Harendra Coomar Mookerjee, Prafulla Chandra Ghosh and Srikumar Banerjee.
After securing his MA in 1927, he continued his doctoral studies with Premchand Roychand scholarship during which time he started his career as a faculty member at the Presidency College, Calcutta. He served the institution from 1929 till 1960, barring two interludes from 1933 to 1935 and from 1942 to 1946. In between, he secured his PhD in 1934 and taught at Ramakrishna Mission Residential College for a while. Sengupta published five books on Shakespeare, The whirlgig of Time: The problem of Duration in Shakespeare's Plays, A Shakespeare Manual, Aspects of Shakespearian Tragedy, Shakespearean Comedy, Shakespeare's Historical Plays, which are known to be reference texts on the English playwright, he wrote on other literary figures such as George Bernard Shaw, Rabindranath Tagore, Saratchandra Chatterjee and Bankimchandra Chatterjee. His other major works included two original books, Towards a Theory of Imagination, a philosophical treatise, India Wrests Freedom, a historical interpretation of Indian freedom movement, two translations, Dhvanyaloka, a commentary on aesthetics by Anandavardhana translated into Bengali by Sengupta, Mahatma Gandhi, As I Saw Him, a critical account of the life of Mohandas KaramChand Gandhi written by Prafulla Chandra Ghosh and translated by Sengupta.
He assisted in the publication of a dictionary, Samsad Bengali-English Dictionary and edited the annual publications of Presidency College Alumni Association. Sengupta, honored by the Government of India with the civilian award of the Padma Bhushan in 1983, died in 1998, at the age of 95. Several writers have recorded their indebtedness to Sengupta in their works; the story of his life has been documented in a work, Professor Subodh Chandra Sen Gupta: Scholar Extraordinary, published by the foundation bearing his name. Subodh Chandra Sen Gupta; the art of Bernard Shaw. Folcroft Library Editions. Subodhchandra Sengupta. Bankimchandra Chatterjee. Sahitya Akademi Publications. ISBN 978-81-260-0001-2. Subodh Chandra Sen Gupta. Saratchandra: Man and Artist. Sahitya Akademi. S. C. Sengupta; the Great Sentinel: A Study of Rabindranath Tagore. Mukherjee. S. C. Sengupta. Shakespearian Comedy. Oxford University Press. P. 287. OCLC 6476690. S. C. Sengupta. Towards a Theory of Imagination. Oxford University Press. P. 315. ASIN B0007J1C6U.
S. C. Sengupta; the whirlgig of Time: The problem of Duration in Shakespeare's Plays. Orient Longmans. P. 201. OCLC 1940902. Subodh Chandra SenGupta. Shakespeare's Historical Plays. Oxford University Press. Prafulla Chandra Ghosh, S. C. Sengupta. Mahatma Gandhi: As I Saw Him. S. Chand & Company. S. C. Sengupta. Aspects of Shakespearian Tragedy. Oxford University Press. P. 176. ISBN 9780195602920. OCLC 832557. S. C. Sengupta. A Shakespeare Manual. Oxford University Press. Pp. 157. ISBN 9780195609530. Subodh Chandra Sen Gupta. India wrests freedom. Sahitya Samsad. Sailendra Biswas. Samsad Bengali-English dictionary. Calcutta Sahitya Samsad. P. 932. OCLC 9418239. "Sen Gupta, S. C. 1903-1998". Library of Congress Name Authority File. Library of Congress. 2016. Retrieved 23 July 2016. Sen Gupta Sen Gupta. Professor Subodh Chandra Sen Gupta: Scholar Extraordinary. Subodh Chandra Sengupta Foundation
Sir Charles Montagu was an English politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1614 to 1625. Montagu was the son of Sir Edward Montagu and his wife Elizabeth Harrington, daughter of James Harington of Exton and Lucy Sidney, he was knighted at York on 18 April 1603. He was elected Member of Parliament for Harwich in 1614, after Sir Robert Mansell was elected for two constituencies, chose to sit for another. Montagu sat until 1620. In 1621, he was elected MP for Higham Ferrers, he was re-elected MP for Higham Ferrers in 1624 and 1625. Montagu died at the age of 61 and was buried at St Margaret's Church, Barking where there is a monument in relief depicting Montagu sitting in a tent. Montagu had three daughters. One daughter, Anne Montagu married Dudley North, 4th Baron North. Image of monument to Sir Charles Montagu