Dr Debanjan Chakrabarti is Director, British Council, East and Northeast India. He has over 20 years of experience in leading education, development and cultural collaboration programmes in the UK-India corridor and internationally. A triple gold medallist in English literature from Jadavpur University, Kolkata, Debanjan was awarded the prestigious Felix Scholarship from India for his PhD – in literature and media studies – from the University of Reading, UK. In his substantive role as the Area Director for East and Northeast India, he leads on all of British Council’s education and cultural relations work in East and Northeast India, covering 13 states and Bhutan. Debanjan is a trustee of the International Language and Development Conference and sits on the education and heritage committees of the Bengal Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
March 25, 2022 ● 2.15 pm
Publishing, Translations and Festivals - Arunava Sinha, Gourahari Das and Debanjan Chakrabarti in conversation with Padmini Ray Murray
March 25, 2022 ● 4 pm
The East Bengal Century - Gautam Roy discusses the football and the history of the maidan titan. In conversation with Debanjan Chakrabarti
March 27, 2022 ● 4.40 pm
Culture Club - Bachi Karkaria, Chandrahas Choudhury and Sandip Roy discuss writing about books, culture and owning one’s opinion in polarised times. In conversation with Debanjan Chakrabarti