Tuesday, 7 July 2015

Nobel laureate Amartya Sen says Modi government wants control of academic bodies

NEW DELHI: In a move that could intensify the confrontation between the Modi government and Nobel laureate Amartya Sen, Sen has now gone public with what he calls his "ouster" from the Chancellor-ship of Nalanda University.

In a 4000 word candid essay about to be published in the August issue of the New York Review of Books, Sen has written about his exit from Nalanda University and said that Nalanda is by no means an isolated incident but part of a wide ranging attempt by the Modi government to seize direct control over academic institutions.

Read the story from TOI dt. 7th Jul 2015