Who is Swapan Dasgupta?
Swapan Dasgupta born on 3 October 1955 is an Indian journalist and politician. He is influential within the Indian right-wing, writing columns for leading English dailies espousing Hindu nationalism. He was a nominated member of the Rajya Sabha the upper house of the Parliament of India from which he resigned to contest the 2021 West Bengal Legislative Assembly election with a BJP ticket and lost to AITC candidate Ramendu Sinha.
Swapan Dasgupta renominated to Rajya Sabha
Swapan Dasgupta, who resigned from the Rajya Sabha earlier this year to contest the West Bengal assembly elections, has been renominated to the seat that he had vacated, a Union home ministry order said on Tuesday.
Dasgupta eventually announced his resignation on March 16, declaring that he intended to “commit myself totally to the fight for a better Bengal”. The BJP, which had hoped to capture power in the state, however, ended up with just 77 of the 292 assembly seats on which elections were held.
Swapan Dasgupta also lost the Tarakeswar seat to the Trinamool Congress’ Ramendu Sinharay by a margin of 7,484 votes. His father Ram Jethmalani, also a renowned lawyer was also a Rajya Sabha member.
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Swapan Dasgupta is married to Reshmi Ray Dasgupta, Lifestyle Editor at The Economic Times, and has a son who is a practicing lawyer in the Supreme Court of India. They reside in New Delhi.
Swapan Dasgupta has served in editorial positions over several English dailies in India including The Indian Express, The Times of India, The Statesman, India Today et cetera. He is a frequent guest on news channels in English-language debates on Indian politics and international affairs. He wrote a foreword to an anthology titled Nirad C. Chaudhuri: The First Hundred Years: A Celebration, wherein he asserted Chaudhuri of having pro-BJP stances.
In February 2015, Swapan Dasgupta was appointed on the Board of Directors of Larsen and Toubro as a nominee of the Unit Trust of India. He stepped down from the Directorship of Larsen and Toubro upon being appointed to the Rajya Sabha. In 2019, he published Awakening Bharat Mata: The Political Beliefs of the Indian Right.
Dasgupta contested the 2021 West Bengal Legislative Assembly election from Tarakeswar but lost to his opponent from the AITC Candidate Ramendu Singha Roy.
|Born||3 October 1955 (age 65) Kolkata, West Bengal, India|
|Political party||Bharatiya Janata Party (2021-present)|
|Spouse(s)||Reshmi Ray Dasgupta|
|Alma mater||St. Stephen’s College, Delhi (BA) SOAS University of London (MA, Ph.D.) Nuffield College, Oxford (Post-doctoral Fellow)|
|Occupation||Journalist, Writer, Political analyst|
|Awards||Padma Bhushan (2015)|
Swapan Dasgupta Education
He received his early education at St. Paul’s School, Darjeeling, La Martiniere Calcutta and St. Stephen’s College, Delhi, graduating from the latter in 1975. He thereafter went on to earn an MA and PhD from the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London, where he received an exhibitionership to fund his studies. Subsequently, he returned to India for a brief period in 1979 to take up a management position at his family’s pharmaceutical business ‘Calcutta Chemical Company’.
He eventually returned to the United Kingdom as a Junior Research Fellow at Nuffield College, University of Oxford, where he taught and researched on South Asian Politics. An excerpt from his thesis concerning the intersectionality of local politics in the Midnapur district of Bengal has featured in a volume about subaltern studies, edited by Ranajit Guha.
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Who is Swapan Dasgupta?
Swapan Dasgupta born on 3 October 1955 is an Indian journalist and politician. He is influential within the Indian right-wing, writing columns for leading English dailies espousing Hindu nationalism.
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Swapan Dasgupta age is 66 years old.
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Swapan Dasgupta’s Wife name is Reshmi Ray Dasgupta, Lifestyle Editor at The Economic Times.
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