His principal duty was to supply English translations of the works
undertaken.The first work selected was the Samhita of the RigVeda.
But before four fasciculi of it could be published, news arrived
that the Court of Directors had made arrangements with Max Muller
for publication of that work, together with an English translation
by H. H. Wilson. The Society's project, had therefore, to be abandoned.
Dr. Roer took up the Upanishads and some other works.Almost 325
titles have been published under the Series till now.
In 1905, a new series "Memoirs of the Asiatic Society"
was introduced to publish specialised transactions both in the
fields of Science and Letters.
Monograph Series was introduced in 1946. The first publication
of the series was entitled "Asvaghosa" authored
by Dr. B. C. Law.
the lectures delivered by scholars under the Biman Behari Majumdar
Lectures are now being published serially. Proceedings of the
Seminars and the Lectures are also being published by the Society
serially and regularly.
other important work of the Society is to publish the Catalogues
is only a gist of the various academic and research activities
of the.Society both long and short-term.