PROFESSOR PRAFULLA KAR GETS THE

NICOLAS GUILLEN AWARD FOR PHILOSOPHICAL LITERATURE

 

Professor Prafulla Kar

 

Prof. Prafulla Kar receives the Award

 

Professor Prafulla Kar, Director, Centre for Contemporary Theory, and Balvant Parekh Centre for General Semantics and Other Human Sciences, Baroda has received the 2012 Nicolas Guillen Award for Philosophical Literature of the Caribbean Philosophical Association.  The Award consisting of a plaque and a citation was presented to him on July 20, 2012 during the international meeting of the Caribbean Philosophical Association held in the St. Augustine campus of the University of West Indies , Trinidad . The Awards Committee has voted Professor Kar to receive the prize for his “extraordinary contribution to the study of the humanities in India and the impact of his work across the globe.” The Committee also noted his role “in the growing cultivation of dialogue across the Global South and the institutions he has developed such as the Centre for Contemporary Theory, the Journal of Contemporary Thought, and the annual conferences that have in recent times brought in the voices of the Caribbean .”  Past prize winners of the Award include Wilson Harris, Rambai Espinent, Edwidge Danticat, Junot Diaz, and Gabriel Garcia Marquez.

 

Acceptance speech by Prof. Prafulla Kar

 

Dr. Kar delivered a plenary talk during the meeting on “Gandhi and Fanon.”