Life and works of Puran Singh
Puran Singh was the founder of chemistry of forest products in India. He was the first scientist from Punjab who got training in pharmaceutical chemistry from Tokyo University during 1900-03. He was a great genius who combined mysticism, vedantic philosophy, spiritualism and science. He worked at the Forest Research Institute (FRI). Dehradun, in the capacity of an Imperial Chemist and published 53 research reports, notes and papers in various journals in India and abroad dealing in diverse themes of chemistry of forest products. A brief account is given of his life and scientific works.
Indian Journal of History of Science, Vol. 28, no. 3 (1993).