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Dr Rajsekhar Basu‘s public lecture on Suniti Kumar Chatterjee and the Baltics

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Associate professor at the Centre for the Study of Discrimination and Exclusion, School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Dr Rajsekhar Basu will hold the public lecture on 13th of April at 15:00 “Suniti Kumar Chatterjee and the Baltic: An attempt to rediscover the connectivities between peoples and culture“.The lecture will be held in English in the J.Kovalevskis auditorium (Universiteto 5, entrance from the S. Daukantas Courtyard).

Dr. Rajsekhar Basu is associate professor at the Centre for the Study of Discrimination and Exclusion, School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, former associate professor of the Department of History, University of Calcutta, and on lien as Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) visiting professor in Contemporary Indian Studies to the Mykolas Romeris University, Vilnius, Lithuania, and also a Visiting Professor at the Centre of Oriental Studies, Vilnius University.

His main area of research is social history of marginal communities in nineteenth and twentieth century India, revolving around issues of agrestic servitude, lower caste religious experiences, migrations and identity politics. He has been visiting scholar to the Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, Osmania University, Hyderabad, Uppsala University, McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada, and a visiting Professor to the Charles University, Prague.