Assam Scholar creates record delivering lecture on Indian culture


Guwahati: Giving lectures in the classroom and symposia is the job description for professors and academicians. But to do so in three languages with elan, few can claim credit for.

Diganta Biswa Sarma, an Assam-based scholar and recipient of the 2020 Sahitya Akademi award for translation, has created a “record” by delivering 100 lectures on Indian Culture on his own.

Currently, the president of the governing body of Guwahati Commerce College he delivered these lectures in Assamese, Bengali, and English languages.

His lecture series is based on Sri Aurobindo’s authoritative work ‘The Renaissance in India and Other Essays on Indian Culture,’ translating which bagged him the Akademi award.

The lecture series was hosted by Assam University, Silchar which has again invited Sarma for another 150 sessions in 2022 starting February.

He will also deliver the same lecture series in IIT-Guwahati. The new lecture series will focus on understanding the universal message of the Bhagavad Gita viewed through the lens of Sri Aurobindo.