Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Prof. Sujata Miri

SUJATA MIRI was born in Delhi on 23 June, 1942। Her father, Mukund Lal Khanna, was a renowned refrigeration engineer and was Chief Advisor to the Ministry of Agriculture during the early years of India’s independence, but resigned from his position owing to differences with the government. Her mother, Manorama, was an extremely popular social worker and worked for long periods with slum-dwellers in Delhi.Sujata took her BA degree with Honours in Philosophy from Lady Sriram College of Delhi University and her MA in Philosophy from the same College. She got a first class in her MA examination. On the basis of her excellent academic record, she was selected by the College as Lecturer in Philosophy immediately after her MA examination results were announced. She taught Philosophy in Lady Sriram for the next ten years. During her lectureship in College she excelled herself not only as a teacher, but also as a leading contributor to collegiate life. She produced plays for the College which are still remembered, organized seminars and was instrumental in creating an atmosphere of harmony and cordiality among teachers and in student-teacher relationship. While teaching in College, Sujata also worked for the PhD degree of Delhi University and received the degree in 1973. In 1974 she accepted the offer of a Visiting Fellowship at the Indian Institute of Advanced Study in Shimla to complete writing her book, Suffering. The book was published by the Institute in 1976. In 1975, Sujata went to teach in the newly established national University in Shillong, the North-Eastern Hill University. She rose to a professorial position there in a few years, and also became the Head of the Department of Philosophy and Dean of the School of Humanities and Education. She retired from University service in 2005 and has since settled down in Delhi.

Sujata Miri
A - 39 South Ext. Part I New Delhi

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