Professor Sugata Bose is Chair of the Presidency Mentor Group. He is the Gardiner Professor of History at Harvard University. Bose was educated at Presidency College, Calcutta, and the University of Cambridge where he obtained his Ph.D. and was Fellow of St. Catharine’s College. Before taking up the Gardiner Chair at Harvard in 2001, Bose was Professor of History and Diplomacy at Tufts University. He served as Founder- Director of Harvard’s South Asia Initiative and as Director of Graduate Studies in History.

Bose’s many books include Agrarian Bengal: Economy, Social Structure and Politics (1986), South Asia and World Capitalism (1990), Peasant Labour and Colonial Capital in The New Cambridge History of India series (1993), Credit, Markets and the Agrarian Economy of Colonial India (1994), Nationalism, Democracy and Development (1997, with Ayesha Jalal), Modern South Asia: History, Culture, Political Economy (1998, 2004, 2011, with Ayesha Jalal) and his much-acclaimed works, A Hundred Horizons: the Indian Ocean in the Age of Global Empire (2006) and His Majesty’s Opponent: Subhas Chandra Bose and India’s Struggle against Empire (2011).

Bose is joint editor with Dr Sisir Kumar Bose of the Collected Works of Netaji published by Netaji Research Bureau and joint editor with Krishna Bose of Purabi: the East in its Feminine Gender (2007), a book of translations by Charu C. Chowdhuri of Rabindranath Tagore’s poems and songs. He has translated into English all of Tagore’s songs composed on his overseas voyages and recorded them on four CDs titled Visva Yatri Rabindranath and has his own CD Amaar Rabindranath. He has made three documentary films on modern South Asian history and politics. He was a recipient of the Guggenheim Fellowship in 1997 and gave the G.M. Trevelyan Lecture at the University of Cambridge.