Dr. Arpita Mitra has a doctoral degree in History from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. She has been a Fellow (2015-2017) at the Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla, where she has written a monograph on Swami Vivekananda's 'Neo-Vedanta'. Presently, she is Associate Fellow at the VIF, where she is working on Sister Nivedita and different aspects of Indian history and culture.

Contributions 
Swami Vivekananda and the New Gospel of ‘Manliness’ (This Commentary has been written to commemorate the birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda. Before the new generation misconstrues, Manliness is truly defined as ‘Purusharth’. - Ed) On the occasion of the 156th birth annive...

Lead, Kindly Light! - The Importance of Teachers in Our Lives India has always bowed in veneration before the teacher. Why? Ancient Indians considered Creation itself a great sacrifice on the part of the Cosmic Being. This act of sacrifice is to be replicated by human beings in all their actions to uphold this ...

In Defense of Nationalism In 1917, Rabindranath Tagore came out with a booklet on nationalism. It was a collection of three articles and a poem. Two of these, ‘Nationalism in the West’ and ‘Nationalism in Japan’, were lectures delivered in the USA in 1916-17 and in Ja...

योग और नैतिकता का भारतीय स्वरूप सितंबर, 2014 में प्रधानमंत्री नरेंद्र मोदी संयुक्त राष्ट्र महासभा में गए और पूरी दुनिया अचंभे मे...

Exhibition ‘India and the World’ In view of the completion of 70 years of Indian independence, the National Museum, New Delhi, conceived a project that has finally materialised as a landmark exhibition, India and the World: A History in Nine Stories (inaugurated in May 2018 i...

Occasional Papers 
Sister Nivedita’s Ideas on Indian Nationhood and their Contemporary Relevance … the issue of diversity has been played up in contemporary identity politics to such an extent that it has come to threaten the very fabric of Indian nationhood ... a skewed understanding of the subject perpetuated by the fact that if modern Indi...

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