Current Science, Vol 107, No. 7, 10 October 2014, pp 1194-2000
Raman Research Institute, Bangalore, is an internationally recognized scientific research centre. How, soon after the founder C. V. Raman’s death, it was transformed from a private work place into a state-funded national facility is a fascinating chapter in the institutional history of modern science in independent India. This transformation is discussed here in the light of primary source material not consulted before and oral history recorded expressly for the purpose.