The Tagore Program on Literature, Philosophy and Culture invites you to a talk by Ananya Vajpeyi, fellow and associate professor at the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies in New Delhi
DATE: Thursday, October 7, 2021
TIME: 9 am (Berkeley) | 9:30 pm (Delhi) | 10 pm (Dhaka) | Calculate Your Local Time
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Ananya Vajpeyi is a fellow and associate professor at the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies in New Delhi. She works at the intersection of intellectual history, political theory and critical philology. She is currently writing two books: one, a political biography of Sanskrit, and the other, her long-term project, a life of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar (1891-1956).
Her first book Righteous Republic: The Political Foundations of Modern India was named book of the year 2012 by the Guardian and the New Republic. It received the 41st Thomas J. Wilson Memorial Prize from Harvard University Press, the Tata First Book Award for Non-Fiction (2013), and the Crossword Award for Non-Fiction (2013).
Vajpeyi was educated at the Jawaharlal Nehru University (MA), the University of Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar (MPhil), and the University of Chicago (PhD).
She has taught at the School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University, in the history department at the University of Massachusetts Boston, and at the National Law School of India University, Bangalore. Most recently she was a Visiting Professor in South Asian and North African Studies at the University of Venice, Ca' Foscari (Spring 2014).
Launched in Fall 2019, and housed in the Institute for South Asia Studies, the Tagore Program on Literature, Culture and Philosophy at UC Berkeley, is the first of its kind in the US. Designed to showcase the life and legacy of Rabindranath Tagore, the program sponsors talks and workshops on Tagore, as well as semester-long visiting professorships in Tagore Studies at UC Berkeley. Read more about the program HERE.
The event is FREE and OPEN to the public.