Welcome to the International
Library of the Great P. C. Sorcar, Sr. Over the years I have been approached
by several individuals all over the world who wished to attain information
on the legendary Indian magician, either as a part of their general interest,
research work for post graduate study, or making documentary films. This
demand resulted in the creation of this library. It has been created with
recorded information from various sources and documents, and will be continuously
updated to provide a complete world class library. I thank the Govt. of
India, USA, Japan, Germany, Singapore, New Zealand and Australia, Library
of Congress of USA, IBM, SAM, AIMC, family members, and the many magicians
and individuals who have contributed invaluable material for this library.
I dedicate this site to P.C. Sorcar, my father, who kindled my interest
in the magic of mixing science with arts.
Welcome to the
International Library of
THE GREAT P.C. SORCAR, Sr.
Protul Chandra Sorcar (P.C. Sorcar,
Sr., 1913 - 1971)
To think of magic in beauty, grandeur
and precision is to think of SORCAR, for Sorcar and magic are inalienable.
Sorcar's fantastic achievement is now a story and a history as well, a
true legend. "How can India, the land so deeply ingrained in the ways of
the old, produce such a modern giant?" exclaimed the rich Western nations.
This web site is an assay to an answer to show what a grand luminary Sorcar
was in the firmament of magic amidst the galaxy of shining stars. Sorcar's
greatness beyond compare has been accepted by the world in epithetising
him as TW'sGM (The World's Greatest Magician) and the Maharaja of magic.
Sorcar performed his magic show
(Ind-dra-jal) all over the world, repeatedly, in almost every major city
of large and small countries and interacted with millions - starting from
laymen to Hollywood film stars and great scientists to world leaders. Wherever
he went, he enjoyed a thumping success and was lauded with awards and honors.
He picked up the abused and long-neglected art of Indian magic from the
hands of street magicians and foreign looters, brought her
up with tender love and care and gave her a dignified international standard
which earned him to be respected as "The
Father of Indian Magic".
His triumphal success with rigid foundation and legacy is the result of
his lifelong labour of love which showed one cannot be a great magician
with hollow publicity or pseudo stunts - an unfortunate method practiced
by many magicians of today.
Sorcar dreamed and believed
in the art of magic similar to that of classical music or Shakespearean
plays - something that should be taught at schools and universities with
disciplined courses. He was the founder of All India Magic Circle
where thousands of members from around the world learned magic under his
Our mission is to make this web
site the most complete source of information about him, his life, his beliefs,
and his magic shows that kept the world spell-bound for over three decades,
and made him a legend forever.