"Rahul Sankrityayan: Between Buddha and Marx"
Dr. Maya Joshi is associate professor in the Department of English at the Lady Shri Ram College for Women, University of Delhi.
This talk will consider the literary and philosophical contributions of Rahul Sankrityayan (1893-1963), whose contributions are relatively unknown outside the Hindi speaking world. Its focus is on his complex negotiations of Buddha and Marx at a crucial and formative juncture in modern Indian history.
This event is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by the Amherst College Political Science Department and the Lecture Committee Funds.