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Sreejit Datta

Assistant Professor, Director of Civilisational Studies Practice & Resident Mentor

Biography

Sreejit Datta is Assistant Professor, Director of Civilisational Research Practice 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.

Publications

Skandmata: Swaraj Mata Jija Bai

On Day 5 we worship the supreme maternal form of...
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Kushmanda: India’s First Female Physician, Kadambari Ganguly

On Day 4 of the Sharadiya Navaratri, we invoke Kushmanda...
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Shailputri: Daughter of Mountain, Anshu Jamsenpa

On Day 1 of the Sharadiya Navaratri, we invoke and...
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Chandraghanta: Closer to the Moon, Kalpana Chawla

On Tritiya of the Sharadiya Navaratri, we invoke and Devi...
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International Music Day: Music, Yoga and Consciousness

The International Music Day was incepted by the virtuoso violinist...
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The Significance of Mahālayā and Viśvakarmā Pūjā

Mahālayā and Viśvakarmā Pūjā hold a special significance in our...
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Remembering The Greats: Dr. K. Ayyappa Paniker

Ayappa Paniker pioneered modern Malayalam poetry and left a legacy...
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