Sugata Bose
Sugata Bose is the Gardiner Professor of Oceanic History and Affairs
Gardiner Professor of Oceanic History and Affairs
The Gardiner Chair of Oceanic History and Affairs was established at Harvard University in 1948.The chair is named is named in honor of William Howard Gardiner , a publicist and advocate of the importance of sea power, who had been President of the United States Navy League from 1928 to 1933...

 at Harvard University
Harvard University
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Early life

Sugata Bose was born in Calcutta, India
India , officially the Republic of India , is a country in South Asia. It is the seventh-largest country by geographical area, the second-most populous country with over 1.2 billion people, and the most populous democracy in the world...

. He studied at the Presidency College, Kolkata
Presidency College, Kolkata
Presidency University, Kolkata, formerly Hindu College and Presidency College, is a unitary, state aided university, located in Kolkata, West Bengal. and one of the premier institutes of learning of liberal arts and sciences in India. In 2002 it was ranked number one by the weekly news magazine...

. He earned his Ph.D.
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 at the University of Cambridge
University of Cambridge
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 under Eric Stokes. He is the grandnephew of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose and grandson of Nationalist leader Sarat Chandra Bose
Sarat Chandra Bose
Sarat Chandra Bose was a barrister and Indian freedom fighter. He was the elder brother of Subhash Chandra Bose.-Early life:His forefathers had served the Afghan rulers of pre-Mughal Bengal with great distinction....

 and son of Formerly T.M.C. MP Smt. Krishna Bose.


Sugata Bose was a professor of history and diplomacy at Tufts University
Tufts University
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. He is the author of several books on the economic, social and political history of modern South Asia
South Asia
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, and has pioneered work in historical studies emphasizing the centrality of the Indian Ocean
Indian Ocean
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. He is heading the mentors' group for revival of Presidency College.

Personal life

He is married to Ayesha Jalal
Ayesha Jalal
Ayesha Jalal is a Pakistani-American sociologist and historian. She is a professor of history at Tufts University and a 1998 MacArthur Fellow. The bulk of her work deals with the creation of Muslim identities in modern South Asia....

, a prominent Pakistani historian.

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