Indian and University officials met on Jan. 28 in International House to celebrate the establishment of the Indian Ministry of Culture Vivekananda Visiting Professorship. The new chair, supported by a gift from India's Ministry of Culture, will enrich the University's renowned program for the study of the Indian subcontinent and bring about a deeper understanding of India's history and culture. The professorship commemorates the legacy of the Hindu spiritual leader Swami Vivekananda. The ceremony included remarks from India's finance minister Pranab Mukherjee; Ambassador Nirupama Rao; Martha Roth, Dean of the Humanities and the Chauncey S. Boucher Professor of Assyriology; and Dipesh Chakrabarty, the Lawrence A. Kimpton Distinguished Service Professor in the Department of History and the Department of South Asian Languages and Civilizations.
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