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On the Path of Rahulji


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Rahul Sankrityayan

Rahul Sankrityayan

Rahul Sankrityayan (1893–1963) was a multifaceted intellectual who had an enormous influence on several scholarly fields as well as on Hindi literature. Invited guests at this discussion considered his intellectual and literary legacies, from his engagement with the most technical Sanskrit philosophical writing to his involvement in the peasant movement and left politics more generally. The research team briefly introduced “Rahulji” and recent scholarship on him. Then they asked all of the participants in this event to share the ways Rahulji has influenced their own research or the field in which they work, and a question about the ways in which their scholarly work has been shaped by figures in the past.