Indic Academy Chennai Event: Hindol Sengupta To Speak On His Latest Book ‘The Modern Monk’

Swarajya Staff

Jan 27, 2017, 11:36 AM | Updated 11:36 AM IST

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Indic Academy is hosting a talk by Hindol Sengupta on his latest book, The Modern Monk, this Saturday, 28 January, in Chennai.

About Hindol Sengupta

Hindol Sengupta is an award-winning writer, journalist, public speaker and social entrepreneur, and the author of seven books. He is the youngest ever, and only Indian, to be nominated for the Hayek Prize, awarded by the Manhattan Institute in memory of the Nobel laureate economist F A Hayek. He is the youngest winner of the PSF award for public service, which has also been won, among others, by the late Indian President A P J Abdul Kalam. He is the founder of the not-for-profit Whypoll Trust.

Sengupta was invited to present his research on Hinduism and technology at the XXI World Congress of the International Association for the History of Religion. An alumnus of the Australia-India Youth Dialogue, he won the 2015 grant to write a people’s history of Indians in Australia and Australians in India. He was also part of IdeaMensch’s 2012 list of 33 entrepreneurs who are making the world a better place to live in for his work on ideating India’s first women safety mobile app.

He is Editor-at-Large for Fortune India, where he writes on the political economy and entrepreneurship.

About Indic Academy

Indic Academy’s mission is to preserve, protect and promote Indic civilisational identity, thought and values. To achieve its mission, it seeks to transform thinkers, nurture networks and promote platforms.

Indic Academy has a target of transforming 2,020 public intellectuals into authors and scholars by the year 2020. The academy is currently nurturing Indic Book Club, a horizontal multi-city network and two vertical networks, Indic Economic Network and Indic Law Network. The academy will be shortly launching other vertical networks in the areas of activism, arts and scholarship. It is actively promoting multiple platforms for academics, activists, artists and authors to express themselves.

Twitter: @indicacademy


Theme: On Hindol Sengupta's latest book The Modern Monk

Date: 28 January 2017

Time: 6pm

Address: C P R Convention Centre, 1 Eldams Road, Alwarpet, Chennai 600018

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