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Prof Alokeranjan Dasgupta: Philosopher poet

He is known for his contribution towards strengthening Indo-German relations, particularly in the field of culture.

india Updated: Jan 09, 2006 11:54 IST

He has been closely associated with the Deutsche-Indische Gessellschaft (DIG), which is a premier institution for promoting close links between India and Germany.

He had taught at the South Asia Institute, University of Heidelberg where he continues as visiting Professor.

He is a recipient of a number of Indian and German awards and is respected among academic circles in Germany and India. A poet-philosopher, he has been awarded the Goethe Prize from the Goethe Institute and received the Rabindranath Tagore Prize for literature from Indo-German Association, Stuttgart.

He was appointed Cultural Advisor to Bildungnund Wissen Verlag, Nurenberg, Germany and received Sahitya Academy Award. He has been awarded Rabindra Puraskar, the highest literary award of Bengal.

Prof Alokeranjan Dasgupta is recognised for his contribution towards strengthening Indo-German relations particularly in the field of culture, through the medium of literature.

First Published: Jan 05, 2006 19:27 IST