The Asiatic Society of Bengal was set up in 1784 in Calcutta by:

A. Charles Wilkins

B. Sir Robert Chambers

C. Alexander Hamilton

D. Sir William Jones

Answer: Option D

Solution(By Examveda Team)

In January 1784 Sir William Jones sent out a circular-letter to a selected number of British residents of Calcutta with a view to establish a society for the Asiatic studies. At his invitation, thirty British residents met in the Grand Jury Room of the Supreme Court (in Calcutta's Fort William) on 15 January 1784.

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