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.

Education

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

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

Publications

IDENTITY, CULTURE AND THE AGE OF PARADOXES

The contradictions suffered by the latest forms of liberalism as...
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Gita Jayanti: Celebrating The Timeless Wisdom

Before the commencement of Dharmuddha in Kurukshetra when Arjun overwhelmed...
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Rani Lakshmibai: Courage Personified

The story of Rani Lakshmibai’s life is both unconventional and...
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Bhaai Dooj: Narrative Vs Reality

Bhai Dooj or Bhratri Dwitiya brings yet another joyful day...
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National Unity Day: Patel, The Man Behind Unified India

In 1947 Patel emerged as the biggest unifier of Bharat...
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Meerabai: The Fountainhead of Devotion

Meerabai was an Indian saint-poetess who composed numerous beautiful bhajans...
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Vijay Dashmi: Symbolism, Traditions, Lore and Much More

The tithi or calendar day of Vijaya Dashami stands for...
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