Dipesh Chakraborty

Dipesh Chakraborty is an Indian historian, with significant contribution to postcolonial theory and subaltern studies. He is the Lawrence A. Kimpton Distinguished Service Professor in history at the University of Chicago, and is the recipient of the 2014 Toynbee Prize, named for Professor Arnold J. Toynbee, that recognizes social scientists for significant academic and public contributions to humanity. The Government of West Bengal has awarded DipeshChakrabarty a 2019 Tagore Memorial Prize for his collection of essays, The Crises of Civilization (Oxford, 2018). Some of his well-known books are The Crises of Civilization, The Calling of History: Sir JadunathSarkar and His Empire of Truth, The Public Life of History, Provincializing Europe: Postcolonial Thought and Historical Difference.

Attending Session

January 25, 2020 ● 12:10 pm
Warming Signals - Climate change and us. Amitav Ghosh and Dipesh Chakrabarty in conversation

January 26, 2020 ● 5:20 pm
Science and the arts - The Two Cultures, divergences and convergence. Dipesh Chakrabarty and Sabyasachi Bhattacharya in conversation.