Friday, 23 February 2024 -
6:30pm to 8:00pm
British Council Kolkata

This book, written by Sarojesh Mukerjee, is the remarkable story of a Scotsman who arrived in Calcutta in 1801 to make a living as a watchmaker but remained in the city, having dedicated his life to the cause of upliftment of Indians through modern education. Almost more Bengali than Bengalis themselves, he was hailed as a Mahatma for his selfless, untiring efforts as well as thoughtful and boundless care for his students, many of whom became his lifelong friends.

David Hare is that rarest of the rare personages of the colonial era who worked for the sole benefit of his adopted country without any expectation of reward or, even, recognition.

Meet the panellists:

  • Rudrangshu Mukherjee - Chancellor and Professor of History, Ashoka University
  • Dr Jayanta Sengupta: Historian & Director, Alipore Museum
  • Tanisha Shome: Teacher, History, The Cambridge School
  • Sarojesh Mukerjee: Author

Event details: Friday 23 February, 6.30 PM at British Council, 16 Camac Street, L&T Chambers, Kolkata 700017


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