Kalyan Kumar Sarkar

Portrait of Kalyan Kumar  Sarkar

Prof. Kalyan Kumar Sarkar (1 Feb 1932, Krishnagar, West Bengal, India - 15 March 2014, Windsor, Ontario, Canada) was a historian of Ancient India and Professor Emeritus, University of Windsor, Ontario, Canada.

Born and educated in India, Dr. Sarkar went to Paris in 1958 to complete his Ph.D. at Paris-Sorbonne (Early Indo- Cambodian Contacts-Literary and Linguistic), then taught at Visva Bharati (Santiniketan, India), the university founded by poet Rabindranath Tagore. He was initiated in the history of Cambodian history and culture by his mentor Dr. Prabodh Chandra Bagchi, then vice-chancellor of of Visva Bharati Central University. In Paris, he followed the teaching of Prof. Au Chhieng (EPHE), Francois Martini, George Coedes, Jean Filliozat.

In 1970, he accepted an offer to teach art and cultures of Asian countries at the University of Windsor, Canada, and retired in 1997.

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