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Bengal 2021 | The Political Ownership Of Three Legends: Netaji, Rabindranath Tagore And Amartya Sen

Jan 23, 2021 Snigdhendu Bhattacharya

The forthcoming Bengal elections will be a battle of many narratives put up by the two rivals, Mamata Banerjee and Narendra Modi.

Amartya Sen Hits Out At Visva-Bharati Officials, Asks Them To Withdraw ‘False Allegations’

Jan 19, 2021 Outlook Web Bureau

Officials at Visva-Bharati university have accused Nobel laureate Amartya Sen of being in ‘illegal’ possession of land at the campus

Amartya Sen-Visva Bharati Row: University Demands Sen's Plot Be Measured To Resolve Dispute

Officials at Visva-Bharati university have accused Nobel laureate Amartya Sen of being in ‘illegal’ possession of land at the campus

‘Was Not In India,’ Amartya Sen Debunks Visva Bharati VC’s claim Over Shops Row

Jan 01, 2021 Snigdhendu Bhattacharya

Amartya Sen claims that he was abroad when VC received call asking him not to remove shops in Santiniketan.

'No Moral Right To Say Anything': Dilip Ghosh Slams Amartya Sen On Visva Bharati Land Row

He 'has married three women of three different faiths', the BJP leader said

29 December, 2020

Bengal Cannot Lay Claim To Tagore’s Legacy If It Doesn't Reject Communalism: Amartya Sen


Amartya Sen also exuded confidence that the people of the state will reject non-secular forces in the upcoming Assemble elections.

28 December, 2020

‘Your Strong Voice A Source Of Strength’: Amartya Sen Thanks Mamata Banerjee


In his letter, the eminent economist thanked West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee for taking out time from her busy schedule, and supporting 'people under attack'

28 December, 2020

Space For Debate, Dissent Is Shrinking In India: Amartya Sen Backs Farmers' Protests


‘There is certainly a strong case for revising the farm legislations,’ Amartya Sen said voicing support for the farmers agitation

16 December, 2020

Amartya Sen A Selfish Person? Visva Bharati VC’s Remark Sparks Row

Snigdhendu Bhattacharya

Amartya Sen denies Visva Bharati VC’s claim that he had urged him not to evict hawkers near his ancestral home.

09 December, 2019

Amartya Sen's Bicycle, Malala Yousufzai's Shawl, Kailash Satyarthi's Kurta: The Stories Of Artefacts At Nobel Museum

Mirza Arif Beg

On December 10, Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo and Michael Cremar will be honoured at the Stockholm Concert Hall, and all eyes are now set on what this year's laureates will be gifting the museum.

08 November, 2019

Padma Shri Awardee Bengali Writer Nabaneeta Dev Sen, Dies At 81


Dev Sen was suffering from cancer for a long time and her condition deteriorated over the past 10 days.

15 October, 2019

Govt Against 'Thinkers', Fosters Atmosphere To Destroy Critical Thinking: Sitaram Yechury

Outlook Web Bureau

Tagging his comment with a cartoon on Twitter, which showed Nobel laureates from West Bengal - Rabindranath Tagore and Amartya Sen asking latest entrant Banerjee to join the club and to keep his award safe as well as thoughts to himself, Yechury said the government was against the spirit of inquiry.

12 July, 2019

Billboards With Noble Laureate Amartya Sen's Remarks Over 'Jai Shri Ram' Appear On Kolkata Streets

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'I have never heard the 'Jai Shri Ram' slogan before. It is being used to thrash sections of people. I feel this slogan is alien to Bengal's culture,' reads the billboard, quoting Sen's comments.

08 July, 2019

Stick To Your Subject: Meghalaya Governor To Amartya Sen Over 'Jai Shri Ram' Remark

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The Nobel laureate had on Friday said that 'Jai Shri Ram' slogan is nowadays used 'to beat up people' across the country and has no association with Bengali culture.

06 July, 2019

'Jai Shri Ram' Being Used To 'Beat Up' People Across India, Says Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen

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Amartya Sen also said he had never heard of Ram Navami being celebrated in the state before, asserting it had gained popularity recently.

09 January, 2019

Amartya Sen On General Category Reservation: Muddled Thinking; May Have Serious Political, Economic Impact

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He also said the Modi government sustained the 'high economic growth' achieved during the UPA regime, but that did not translate into jobs, poverty elimination and better healthcare and education for all.

07 January, 2019

Losing Ability To Tolerate Others Is Cause For Concern: Amartya Sen Backs Naseeruddin Shah

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In a solidarity video for the human rights watchdog Amnesty, Naseeruddin Shah had said on Friday that those who demand rights are being locked up.

27 August, 2018

Intellectuals Like Amartya Sen Have Always Misled Society: BJP Leader

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On Saturday, Amartya Sen had called for an alignment of non-BJP, non-communal forces for the 2019 Lok Sabha polls.

Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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