The Maya Mitra Das Annual Lecture on Tagore will bring a distinguished scholar to campus each year to give a lecture on Tagore. The inaugural lecture in this series will take place in Spring 2022.


2023 

Sudipta KavirajThe 2nd Maya Mitra Das Lecture on Tagore will be delivered by by scholar of South Asian Politics and Intellectual History, Prof. Sudipta Kaviraj (Spring 2023)

Sudipta Kaviraj is a specialist in intellectual history and Indian politics. He works on two fields of intellectual history: Indian social and political thought in the nineteenthand twentiethcenturies, and modern Indian literature and cultural production. His other fields of interest and research include the historical sociology of the Indian state, and some aspects of Western social theory. He received his Ph.D. from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. Prior to joining Columbia University, he taught at the Department of Political Studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. He has also taught Political Science at JNU, and was an Agatha Harrison Fellow at St. Antony's College, Oxford. He is a member of the Subaltern Studies Collective.

Kaviraj’s books include The Imaginary Institution of India (2010) Civil Society: History and Possibilities co-edited with Sunil Khilnani (2001), Politics in India (edited) (1999), and The Unhappy Consciousness: Bankimchandra Chattopadhyay and the Formation of Nationalist Discourse in India (1995).


2022

The Inaugural Maya Mitra Das Lecture on Tagore
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