|Political analyst, Journalist, Columnist
|Physical Stats & More
|Salt and Pepper
|Date of Birth
|3 October, 1955
|Age (as in 2017)
|Kolkata, West Bengal, India
|Zodiac sign/Sun sign
|New Delhi, India
|La Martiniere Calcutta
St. Paul's School, Darjeeling
|St. Stephen's College, Delhi
SOAS, University of London
Nuffield College, Oxford
|Bachelor of Arts degree in History from St. Stephen's College, Delhi
MA and PhD at the School of Oriental and African Studies, London
|Father- S.C. Dasgupta
Brother- Not Known
Sister- Not Known
|14, Teen Murti Lane, New Delhi (office)
|Writing, Delivering Speeches
|Girls, Affairs and More
|Ray Dasgupta, Lifestyle Editor at The Economic Times
|Son- 1 (Name Not Known)
Some Lesser Known Facts About Swapan Dasgupta
- Does Swapan Dasgupta smoke?: Not Known
- Does Swapan Dasgupta drink alcohol?: Not Known
- Swapan was born in Calcutta in a Bengali Vaidya family.
- He belongs to a well-renowned family as his grandfather K.C. Das was a Bengali entrepreneur and proprietor of the Calcutta Chemical Company, father S.C. Dasgupta was the owner and Chairman of the Calcutta Chemical Company, and mother Rekha was the daughter of the successful solicitor Susil Chandra Sen.
- Swapan did his Bachelors of Arts degree from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi in 1975, specialising in History.
- He then went abroad to pursue his masters and doctorate degree from School of Oriental and African Studies, London.
- His father’s death in 1979 prompted him to return to India and join the Calcutta Chemical Company, which was headed by his father earlier.
- He lost his interest in business and left India again and chose to work as Junior Research Fellow at Nuffield College, Oxford. His excellent work at the college awarded him INLAKS scholarship by the INLAKS-Shivdasani Foundation.
- In 1986, he came to India with a mindset of settling his career in journalism, and started his work with an Indian English-language broadsheet daily newspaper titled “The Statesman.”
- He worked at various leading newspapers named The Times of India, The Telegraph, The Indian Express, and India Today.
- Swapan loves delivering lectures in India and abroad, on topics associating with history, politics, and current affairs. Here’s a video showcasing Swapan’s bold and confident speech at NALSAR University of Law:
- He has also worked as an anchor in various channels such as NDTV, CNN-IBNN, and Times Now. His works include debates on shows relating to India and international affairs.
- For his great work and dedication towards writing and journalism, he was honoured by St. Stephen’s College in 2015 and was enlisted in the most prominent alumni of the institution.
- He has published his works in The Pioneer, The Telegraph, Dainik Jagran, The Times of India, The New Indian Express, Outlook, The Free Press Journal and several other newspapers and magazines, and is currently a freelance writer for various publications.
- His journalism interests focus on major political debates, which are emphasized in the electronic media (English).
- Swapan garnered the attention of public after appearing on NDTV’s weekly segment titled Politically Incorrect with Mani Shankar Aiyar.
- In 2015, he was honoured with Padma Bhushan, India’s third highest civilian award for his incredible contribution to literature and education.
- He delivered a speech on ‘Indian Conservatism’ at the King’s India Institute and Tagore Centre for Global Thought, King’s College, London, for which he was appreciated highly.
- Swapan has been working as a freelance columnist and his articles get published in various national and international media.