D. P. Chattopadhyaya

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Debi Prasad Chattopadhyaya (born 5 November 1933) is the Founder/Chairman of the Indian Council of Philosophical Research, New Delhi. Currently, he is the Chairman of the Centre for Studies in Civilizations, and General Editor of the Project of History of Indian Science, Philosophy and Culture, which produced a multi-volume cultural history of India.

Chattopadhyay has authored many books on culture and philosophy. In 2009 he was awarded the Padma Vibhushan, India's second highest civilian award.[1]


  • 1967 Individuals and Societies: A Methodological Inquiry
  • 1976 History, Individuals and World
  • 1980 Rupa, Rasa O Sundara (in Bengali)
  • 1988 Sri Aurobindo and Karl Marx
  • 1990 Anthropology and Historiography of Science
  • 1991 Induction, Probability and Skepticism
  • 1997 Sociology, Ideology and Utopia


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