Dipankar Gupta is one of India’s leading sociologists and public intellectuals. During his distinguished career, he has held several professorial positions both in India and abroad. To name only four, he is a former Professor of Sociology, at The Department of Sociology, Delhi School of Economics, Delhi and Centre for the Study of Social Systems, Jawaharlal Nehru University. He was also the Leverhulme Professor in London School of Economics, and Fulbright Professor in the University of Massachusetts.
Dipankar Gupta has Authored 20 books, three of which are , QED: India Tests Social Theory, New Delhi: Oxford University Press, Delhi,2017; Justice before Reconciliation: Towards a New Normal in Post-Riot Mumbai and Ahmedabad Routledge, New Delhi, 2011 and The Caged Phoenix: Can India Fly? Stanford University Press, Stanford, 2010 .
He was awarded Chevalier De L’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (Knight of the Order of Artes and Letters) by the French Government in 2010, and The Doctorate, Honoris Causa, by Burdwan University in 2013.