About Sarsuna College

Determining the actual age of Sarsuna as an inhabited locality is a matter on which comprehensive research is required. From fragmentary ancient evidence, it appears that the term ‘Basin Saluno’ appeared in a map prepared by Ptolemy (Claudius Ptolemy, 100-170): the great Greek historian and cartographer. Dinesh Chandra Sen in one of his research works speculated that “salsuno” mentioned in Ptolemy’s map is the locality presently named Sarsuna. There are further references to this obviously ancient and historically important locality in Bengali literature. Pratap Chandra Ghosh’s (1845-1921) novel ‘Bangadhip Parajay’ (1869, 1884), based on the lives and times of Pratapaditya, Basanta Roy and Kedar Roy, and is set in Roygarh-Sarsuna.