Friday, December 3, 2010

Professor D.P. Chattopadhyaya

Professor D.P. Chattopadhyaya

Nominated for Life Time Achievement Award of ICPR for the Year 2010-11 D.P. Chattopadhyaya Professor at Jadavpur University, Calcutta studied Law, History and Philosophy. He obtained his Ph.D. degrees from Calcutta University and London School of Economics. He has been conferred a D. Litt. (Honoris Causa) by Banaras Hindu University and a few other Universities in India and abroad. He is also a National Distinguished Professor at Andhra University, Waltair. Prof. Chattopadhyaya researched, studied and taught at various Universities of India, Asia, Europe and USA from 1954 to 1994. He is the founder Chairman of the Indian Council of Philosophical Research (1981-1990). He has been Chairman of Indian Institute of Advanced Study (HAS) Shimla and Chairman, Raja Rammohan Roy Library Foundation, Calcutta. President, First International Conference on Buddhism and National Cultures, Member of International Institute of Philosophy, Paris, Life-Member, Institute of Philosophy (Russian Academy of Sciences). Currently, he is the Project Director and General Editor of
the multi-disciplinary 78 Volumes Project of History of Indian Science, Philosophy and Culture (PHISPC), and Chairman of the Centre for Studies in Civilizations and since 2000- 2009 also the Chairman of Indian Philosophical Congress.

Prof. Chattopadhyaya, with his wide knowledge of philosophy, political theory, economics, history, and science is one of the propounders of interdisciplinary studies in the country. Some of his publications include Individuals and Societies (1967), Individuals and Worlds (1976), Sri Aurobindo and Karl Marx (1988), Anthropology and Historiography of Science (1990), Induction, Probability and Skepticism (1991), Sociology, Ideology and Utopia (1997), Societies, Cultures and Ideologies (2000), and Science, Society, Value and Civilizational Dialogue (2002). Besides, he has published nearly 300 research papers, discussions and book reviews in various Journals, anthologies and encyclopaedias. He is also the Editor of a reputed National periodical SANDHAN the Journal of Centre for Studies in Civilizations, New Delhi.

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