Manthan was born on a candle-lit and wet dark evening of September 2, 2005 with a talk by Prof Aditya Mukherjee and inauguration by Dr Shantha Sinha.
Thousands have been part of this interesting journey.
We celebrated the 10th anniversary of Manthan with yet another talk by Prof Aditya Mukherjee who spoke on Jawaharlal Nehru & The Idea of India.
Aditya Mukherjee, Prof
Aditya Mukherjee is the Professor of Contemporary Indian History, Centre for Historical Studies and Dean, School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi. He was educated at St. Stephen’s College and JNU. He is the Editor of the ‘Sage Series in Modern Indian History’ published by SAGE publications, (sixteen monographs already published) and was editor of the Selected Works of Jawaharlal Nehru (2009-11). He was Member of the Council of The Indian Council for Historical Research (ICHR), 2009-15, and is currently Member, Executive Council, Indian History Congress. He specializes in Economic History, particularly business history and the political economy of post-colonial development. He was President of the Indian History Congress for Modern India, 2007-8.
He has been Visiting Professor at Duke University, U.S.A., 1986; JSPS fellow and Japan Foundation Fellow at University of Tokyo, Japan, 1996 and 1999-2000 respectively; Visiting fellow at the Institutes of Advanced Study at Lancaster, UK and at the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil; Fellow at the Institute of Advanced Study at Nantes, France, 2010 and Visiting professor at La Sapienza, University of Rome, Italy, 2013.
His publications include the following books: India’s Struggle for Independence, Viking, 1988, Penguin, 1989, 58th reprint in 2014, and India Since Independence, Penguin, 2008, both co-authored and translated into six languages; Imperialism, Nationalism and the Making of the Indian Capitalist Class 1927-1947, Sage, 2002; RSS, School Texts and The Murder of Mahatma Gandhi: The Hindu Communal Project, Sage, 2008, co-author; A Centenary History of the Indian National Congress, 1964-1984, Vol. V, (editor), Academic Publishers, New Delhi, 2011, History in the New NCERT Text Books: A Report and an Index of Errors, (with Irfan Habib and Suvira Jaiswal), Indian History Congress, 2003.