Prof. Amiya P. Sen
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His prime focus of interest is the intellectual and cultural history of Modern India and he has published widely on Hinduism as well as biographical studies on eminent Indian historical figures.
Amiya P. Sen is by training a historian with special interest in the intellectual and cultural history of colonial India. Prof (Dr) Sen took his undergraduate and graduate degrees in history from St. Stephen's College, University of Delhi and thereafter went on to do research under Prof. Sumit Sarkar, again at the University of Delhi. After a brief career in the civil services, he served the Universities of Delhi and Visva Bharati (as Tagore Professor at Rabindra Bhavan) and is currently professor of modern Indian history at the Department of History & Culture at Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi. Prof. Sen was Agatha Harrison Fellow at the University of Oxford, Fellow at the Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla, and at the Centre for Contemporary Studies, Nehru Memorial Museum &Library, New Delhi. Currently, he is Zimmer Chair, South Asia Institute, Heidelberg, a [position he will hold until mid 2016.
To date, Prof. Sen has produced 12 books, mostly published by Oxford University Press, Delhi, Penguin Viking and Permanent Black.
A complete list of his books and articles is available in the Wikipedia entry for 'Amiya Prosad Sen'