Probal Dasgupta

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Probal Dasgupta speaking at an open house of the central office of the Universala Esperanto-Asocio, spring 2008

Probal Dasgupta (born 19 September 1953, Kolkata, India) was the president (2007–2013) of the Universala Esperanto-Asocio (English: Universal Esperanto Association).[1]

Dasgupta obtained his PhD from New York University (1980; thesis title: Questions and Relative and Complement Clauses in a Bangla Grammar) and became professor for applied linguistics at University of Hyderabad in 1989. He is currently at the Linguistic Research Unit of Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata.

Since 2004 he has been an honorary member of the Linguistic Society of America.

Works (selection)[edit]

  • Degree words in Esperanto and categories in universal grammar. In: Klaus Schubert: Interlinguistics: aspects of the science of planned languages, 1989 pp. 231–247
  • Towards a dialogue between the sociolinguistic sciences and Esperanto culture. Pune 1987
  • The otherness of English: India's auntie tongue syndrome: New Delhi. Thousand Oaks / London: Sage 1993.
  • Explorations in Indian Sociolinguistics, Rajendra Singh, Probal Dasgupta, Jayant K. Lele. New Delhi: Sage 1995.
  • After Etymology, 2000
  • Dasgupta, Probal (2011). Loĝi en homaj lingvoj: la substancisma perspektivo. New York: Mondial. ISBN 978-1-59569-214-6. 
  • Dasgupta, Probal (2012). Inhabiting Human Languages: the Substantivist Visualization. New Delhi: Samskriti and Indian Council of Philosophical Research. pp. xviii + 148. ISBN 978-81-87374-70-1. 

Translations from Bengali[edit]

  • Manashi DasGupta: Dormanta hejmaro, Antwerp: Flandra Esperanto-Ligo 2006
  • Manashi DasGupta: Mi juna, Rotterdam: Esperantaj Kajeroj 1989
  • Rabindranath Tagore: Primico, København: TK 1977
  • Upendronath Gangopaddhae: Klera edzino, Pisa: Edistudio 1994


  1. ^ "Esperanto unigas la homaron". The Hindu. February 13, 2008. Retrieved 5 June 2011. 

External links[edit]

Universal Esperanto Association
Preceded by
Renato Corsetti
Succeeded by
Mark Fettes