Sreejit Datta

Assistant Professor, Director of Centre for Civilisational Studies & Resident Mentor

Biography

Sreejit Datta is Assistant Professor, Director of Centre for Civilisational Studies and Resident Mentor at Rashtram. Datta is a scholar in the fields of aesthetic philosophy, sāhitya and alaṁkāraśāstra. He grew up in Kolkata, West Bengal; took a B.Sc. in Statistics from St. Xavier’s College, Kolkata and an M.A. in Comparative Literature from Jadavpur University. After spending a couple of years as Junior Research Fellow at the Centre for Comparative Literature in Visva Bharati, Shantiniketan, Datta joined Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Mysore campus as an Assistant Professor. He taught five semesters spread over almost two and a half years at Amrita’s Mysore campus, offering courses in English, Creative Writing and Indic Studies. His areas of interest include aesthetic philosophy, alaṁkāraśāstra, sāhitya, literary theory, comparative literature, comparative philosophy, Bhakti and Vedic studies. Previously, Datta has taught a semester at the American Institute of Indian Studies, Kolkata, guiding graduate students from universities across USA and UK through the nuances of Bengali language, literature and culture. He is a trained vocalist, having specialized in Rabindrasangeet and Hindustani music. He regularly writes on Indic issues in both Bangla and English. He also writes poetry and drama in both languages, and is an avid translator across Bangla, Hindi and English.

Education

  • Bachelor of Science - Statistics , St. Xavier's College , Kolkata
  • Master of Arts - Comparative Literature, Jadavpur University, Kolkata

I see Rashtram as the cradle of thought-leaders whose actions proceed from Truth, induce Goodness, and invoke Beauty.

Publications

Tathāgata, or the Buddhāvatāra of Hari

Arising in this holy land in an age of dreary...
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Brāḥmaṇa by Rabindranath Tagore (Part II)

Who are the people who can steadfastly defend those ideals?...
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Surdas: Love, Music, Bhakti

The Poet-Seer Surdas is foremost of those Vaishnava Bhakti poets...
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Brāḥmaṇa by Rabindranath Tagore (Part I)

If the society in our country is to be preserved...
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Shraddha and Tarka: Harmonising Bharat’s Ancient Yet Timeless Meta-Values

Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu was a 15th-century Indian saint. Devotees consider...
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Mahaprabhu Sri Chaitanya Deva: Bengal’s ‘Thakur’ who Restored Vrindavan

Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu was a 15th-century Indian saint. Devotees consider...
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Ramkrishna

Avatāra-Variṣṭha Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa Deva

Sri Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa Deva, hailed by his foremost disciple...
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Saraswati Puja 2021

Devī Sarasvatī: Speech and the Muse

Saraswati Puja, also known as Basant Panchmi is an indic...
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