Jayanta Sengupta

Jayanta Sengupta is currently Secretary and Curator (Director) of the Victoria Memorial Hall, Kolkata, and a former Director of the Indian Museum and the Anthropological Survey of India. He is a historian of modern India with research interests in the interrelationship between colonialism, nationalism, and democracy and authoritarianism in modern South Asia, cultural practices in modern India, and transnational and comparative intellectual history. He is the author of At the Margins: Discourses of Development, Democracy and Regionalism in Orissa (2015), and Those Noble Edifices: the Raj Bhavans of Bengal (2019).

Attending Session

March 25, 2022 ● 6.50
Victoria Memorial Shatabdi - Jayanta Sengupta, Bachi Karkaria, Anindya Chattopadhyay and Agnijit Sen discuss Kolkata's romance with the memorial across generations. In conversation with Poorna Banerjee

March 27, 2022 ● 6.20 pm
Abanindranath@150 - R. Siva Kumar and Jayanta Sengupta discuss the artist’s legacy and the collection of his works at Victoria Memorial. In conversation with Sujaan Mukherjee