The India Embassy Hosts a Harvard University Press Editor
Attended a talk last night at the Embassy of India, cohosted by the Harvard University Center for Hellenic Studies. The talk was “India After English,” by Dr. Sharmila Sen, Executive Editor-at-Large of Harvard University Press. These sorts of public intellectual collaborations are superb, and bring together the unique resources of embassies in a substantive conversation with the academy. Here is more about Dr. Sen:
Sharmila Sen grew up in Calcutta and Cambridge, MA. She received her B.A. from Harvard and her PhD from Yale in English literature. She taught literature at Harvard [before being] appointed to be an acquisitions editor at Harvard University Press. Currently, as Executive Editor-at-Large, she acquires books on classics, religion, and South Asia, as well as on a host of other subject areas, from scholars all over the world. She also oversees the digital Loeb Classical Library, the Dumbarton Oaks Medieval Library, and the Murty Classical Library of India. [Dr. Sen] has conducted research, lectured, and taught in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Trinidad, Guyana, Thailand, Singapore, China, Morocco, Australia, as well as in numerous European countries.