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  • March 12, 1944

    Letter from Homi Bhabha to Sir Dorab of Tata Trust

    Dr. Homi Bhabha’s letter to Dr. Sorab detailing the poor condition of applied research in India due to lack of pure research workers and a hope to remedy the problem by building an advanced physics university in Bombay.

  • May 21, 1947

    Letter from Homi Bhabha to Council of Scientific and Industrial Research Director Shanti Swaroop Bhatnagar

    A letter from Dr. Bhabha to Dr. Bhatnager arguing for the establishment and a small experimental pile of fissile material and its benefits, including operational and training experience

  • April 26, 1948

    Homi J. Bhabha, 'Note on the Organization of Atomic Energy in India'

    A series of notes from Dr. Bhabha detailing important requirements and recommendations for the development of India’s nuclear power capabilities.

  • May 28, 1948

    Council of Scientific and Industrial Research Director Shanti Swaroop Bhatnagar to Bhabha

    A letter from S.S. Bhatnagar to Dr. Bhabha informing him of the creation of a Ministry of Scientific Research.

  • September 13, 1949

    Council of Scientific and Industrial Research Director Shanti Swaroop Bhatnagar to Bhabha

    A letter from S.S. Bhatnagar to Dr. Bhabha via the Indian Embassy in Washington D.C. apprising him of a visit with to the Atomic Energy Commission as well as providing an update on the acquisition of needed minerals.

  • January 01, 1954

    Historical Note on Tata Institute of Fundamental Research

    A historical note from Dr. Bhabha to the Prime Minister chronicling the history of the establishment and subsequent operation of the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research. Also includes information about the Institute’s administrative functions and relations with the Atomic Energy Commission.

  • May 13, 1954

    Rajya Sabha Q&A on India's Participation in Nuclear Energy Talks in Ann Arbor, Michigan

    Transcript of questions and answers between members of Rajya Sabha and the Minister of Natural Resources and Scientific Research, Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, on whether or not India plans to attend a nuclear energy commission in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

  • September 22, 1954

    Rajya Sabha Q&A on the Disarmament of Conventional or Atomic Weapons

    Transcript of questions and answers between members of the Rajya Sabha and the Deputy Minister for External Affairs, Shri ANil K. Chanda, on whether or not India will present before the United Nations Disarmament Commission.

  • May 16, 1956

    Bhabha and Jawaharlal Nehru Correspondence on Indian Nuclear History

    A series of letters between Dr. Bhabha and Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru covering a wide range of subjects, including the appropriate venues to voice opinions, the status of the Colaba site, meeting with the Pakistan Association for the Advancement of Science, and issues with coordination between the Ministry of Natural Resources and the Ministry of Education on scientific research and education. Also includes a copy of a letter from The Tokyo Shimbun requesting Dr. Bhabha’s presence at a forum discussing the justifiability of American hydrogen bomb tests in the Pacific.

  • April 18, 1958

    Letter, John D. Cockcroft, UK Atomic Energy Authority, to Homi Bhabha

    John D. Cockcroft of the UK Atomic Energy Authority answers questions from Homi Bhabha regarding nuclear research and includes the text of a lecture he gave regarding the development of nuclear power in the UK.

  • April 25, 1962

    Rajya Sabha Q&A on the Export of Nuclear Weapons and Proliferation

    Transcript of questions and answers between members of the Rajya Sabha and the Minister of State in the Ministry of External Affairs, Shrimati Lakshmi Menon, on the Indian government's opposition to United States export of nuclear weapons.

  • May 11, 1962

    Lakshmi Menon's Statement Before Rajya Sabha on the Swedish Resolution on Non-Dissemination of Nuclear Weapons

    Transcription of Lakshmi Menon's statement on the Swedish Resolution on Non-Dissemination of Nuclear Weapons and India's position on the resolution.

  • May 05, 1964

    Rajya Sabha Q&A on the US Rejection of India Support to the Recent Soviet Proposal to the Disarmament Committee

    Transcript of questions and answers between members of the Rajya Sabha and the Minister of State in the Ministry of External Affairs, Lakshmi Menon, on the American rejection of Indian support to the Soviet Union for their proposal for a nuclear umbrella.

  • August 13, 1964

    India Department of Atomic Energy, Minutes of a Meeting Held August 1, 1964 Regarding the Fourth Five Year Plan Requirements

    Minutes from a meeting headed by Homi Bhabha regarding research and development requirements for atomic energy for the department's Fourth Five Year Plan. Includes the budget and research topics for various divisions of nuclear research.

  • October 24, 1964

    Bhabha Speech on Nuclear Disarmament United Nation's Day

    A speech delivered by Dr. Bhabha for United Nation’s Day on the subject of nuclear disarmament and general disarmament.

  • November 24, 1964

    Rajya Sabha Debate on Nuclear Prohibition

    Debate among members of the Rajya Sabha on attendance to a Chinese hosted Summit Conference on Nuclear Weapons.

  • December 08, 1964

    Rajya Sabha Q&A on a Proposal for a Nuclear Shield for Non-Nuclear Powers

    Transcript of questions and answers between members of the Rajya Sabha on a potential "nuclear shield" or ballistic missile defense program for non-aligned powers.

  • December 31, 1965

    India Department of Atomic Energy, Notification of Appointment of New Members of the Atomic Energy Commission

    Details about the appointment of new members to the Indian Atomic Energy Commission.

  • 1966

    India Department of Atomic Energy, 'Summary of Allocation and Expenditures'

    Budget for the Indian Department of Atomic Energy.

  • March 12, 1966

    Speech by Professor M. G. K. Menon, Sheriff's Meeting in Memory of Dr. Homi J. Bhabha at University Gardens, Bombay

    Speaking at an event to honor the memory of Homi Bhabha, Professor Menon speaks about his influence on nuclear energy development in India and the creation of the Tata Institute for Fundamental Research.