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A Random Walk in Santiniketan Ashram
Paper Type: Book Print | Size: 232 x 152 mm
Black and white; 96 photographs

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A Random Walk in Sanitiniketan Ashram is a spontaneous foray through one of India’s premier universities—Rabindranath Tagore’s Visva-Bharati. It is a collection of essays, penned from 2012–2014, during the first few years of the author’s tenure as its Vice Chancellor. It showcases the exclusive merits of this university, which is based on Rabindranath Tagore’s idea of what an ideal, holistic education should constitute. But Visva-Bharati, today, lies shackled by the rules that govern all other institutes of higher education. Has Visva-Bharati ceased to be the Ashram it was envisaged to be? The book raises and explores this important and urgent question.

Sushanta Dattagupta
Sushanta Dattagupta

Sushanta Dattagupta, ex-Vice-Chancellor of Visva- Bharati, is a physicist, known internationally for his research in areas of Diffusion, Magnetism, Relaxation and Dissipation, on which he has written more than 150 papers and four authoritative books. He has also published a book in Bengali, Je Path Diye, on his experience in  Visva-Bharati. Dattagupta has been an institution builder and served as the Dean of Physical Sciences, J.N.U; Director of S.N. Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences; and Founder Director of the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (Kolkata). He is a Fellow (and has been Vice President) of all major Indian Science Academies and the World Academy of Science, Trieste. His other recognitions include Young Scientist and C.V. Raman medals of Indian National Science Academy, Meghnad Saha Lecture of National Academy of Sciences, C.V. Raman Birth Centenary Award of Science Congress and ‘Sera Bangali’ award from Ananda Bazar.