Literature | Book Discussion

Japan and Bengal

Wednesday 20 December 2023 -
Wednesday 20 December 2023

17 : 00 | Santiniketan

About The Event

Exchange and Encounter (1893-1938) by Pratyay Banerjee | Speaker: Pratyay Banerjee (Author)

The book explores Bengal’s fascination with Japan’s progress after the Meiji Restoration in 1868. It examines how writers from Bengal depicted Japan’s politics and culture during that era. Originally a doctoral thesis, this revised edition highlights Bengal’s enduring interest in Japan’s development. Author Pratyay Banerjee, an English language instructor with a passion for foreign language learning and colonial India’s history, has also studied Japanese at Jadavpur University, Kolkata.

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