Hindol Sengupta

Dr. Hindol Sengupta

24 JULY | 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM

JYOTHI HALL, Southern Star, Mysuru

Dr. Hindol Sengupta is an award-winning author of nine books published around the world. He won the Wilbur Award in 2018 for Being Hindu:  Understanding a Peaceful Path in a Violent World, the first book on Hinduism to win the prestigious prize given by The Religion Communicators Council of  America. Earlier winners of the award include writers like Christopher Hitchens  and Mitch Albom. He won the PSF Prize for public service in India in 2015.  Past winners of the prize include the late Indian scientist and President A. P. J.  Abdul Kalam.

His book “Recasting India: How Entrepreneurship is Revolutionizing the World’s Largest Democracy” was short-listed in 2015 for the Hayek Prize given by the Manhattan Institute in memory of the Nobel laureate  economist F. A. Hayek. In 2020, his book The Man Who Saved India: Sardar  Patel and his idea of India was awarded the Valley of Words prize for Best  Non-Fiction Book of the Year.

Sengupta is a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader. He has Been  Senior Fellow for India’s best-known liberal think-tank, the Centre for Civil  Society, and Senior Fellow at India’s biggest think-tank, the Observer Research Foundation.

He was educated in South Asian history and politics as a Chevening Scholar at Worcester College, Oxford, and in business and finance as a Knight-Bagehot Fellow at Columbia University. He has a doctorate in international relations from the Geneva School of Diplomacy and International Relations.