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Nationality  Indian
Occupation  Professor, Author
Name  Amiya Sen

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Known for  Heinrich Zimmer Chair at the South Asia Institute, Heidelberg University
Alma mater  St. Stephen's College, Delhi
Books  Rammohun Roy: A Critical Bi, Social and Religious Reform, Explorations in Modern Bengal - C, Bankim Chandra Chattopa, Ramakrishna Paramahamsa: Sadhaka

Amiya Prosad Sen (born 1952) is a historian with an interest in the intellectual and cultural history of modern India. Amiya P.Sen currently holds the Heinrich Zimmer Chair at the South Asia Institute, Heidelberg University. He has served as Professor of Modern Indian History at Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi. He has been Agatha Harrison Fellow to the University of Oxford and Visiting Fellow to the Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla, and the Centre for Contemporary Studies, Nehru Memorial Museum & Library, New Delhi. During 2007–08, he was Tagore professor at Vishwa Bharati, Shantiniketan.

Sen took his bachelor's and master's degrees in history from St. Stephen's College, Delhi and also pursued his PhD there. After a brief career in Indian Civil Services, he took up teaching and research in 1984.


  • Sen, Amiya P. (1993). Hindu revivalism in Bengal, 1872–1905: some essays in interpretation (Illustrated ed.). New Delhi: Oxford University Press. p. 456. ISBN 978-0-19-563140-1. 
  • Sen, Amiya P. (1998). Bhakti Paradigms, Syncretism and Social Restructuring in Kaliyuga: A Reappraisal of Some Aspects of Bengali Religious Culture. Studies in History. 14. SAGE. pp. 89–126. doi:10.1177/025764309801400104. 
  • Sen, Amiya P. (1999). Universalism and Sri Ramakrishna:An Historical and Philosophical Reappraisal. Studies in Humanities and Social Sciences. VI. pp. 79–100. 
  • Sen, Amiya P. (2000). "Sri Ramakrishna and Middle Class Religion in Late Nineteenth Century Bengal: Exploring some new paradigms of understanding". In Biswamoy Pati, Sumit Sarkar. Issues in modern Indian history: for Sumit Sarkar. Popular Prakashan. pp. 100–120. ISBN 978-81-7154-658-9. 
  • Sen, Amiya P. (2001). Three essays on Sri Ramakrishna and his times. Indian Institute of Advanced Study. ISBN 81-85952-87-6. 
  • Sen, Amiya P. (2001). "Gandhi and Vivekananda". In Bindu Puri. Mahatma Gandhi and his contemporaries. Shimla: Indian Institute of Advanced Studies. ISBN 81-7986-028-0. 
  • Amiya Sen (2003). Narayani Gupta, ed. Swami Vivekananda. New Delhi: Oxford University Press. p. 109. ISBN 0-19-564565-0. 
  • Sen, Amiya (2005). Social and Religious Reform: The Hindus of British India. USA: Oxford University Press. p. 248. ISBN 978-0-19-567702-7. 
  • Amiya Sen (2006). Indispensable Vivekananda. Orient Blackswan. p. 242. ISBN 978-81-7824-130-2. 
  • Sen, Amiya P. (June 2006). Sri Ramakrishna, the Kathamrita and the Calcutta middle classes: an old problematic revisited. Postcolonial Studies. 9. pp. 165–177. doi:10.1080/13688790600657835. 
  • Sen, Amiya P. (2007). "The idea of Social reform and its critique among Hindus of Nineteenth Century India". In Sabyasachi Bhattacharya. Development of Modern Indian Thought and the Social Sciences. X. Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-568967-9. 
  • Sen, Amiya P. (2008). Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay: an intellectual biography. Oxford University Press. p. 133. ISBN 978-0-19-569503-8. 
  • Sen, Amiya P. (2009). "Between History and Hagiography:Vivekananda's Ramakrishna". In Vijaya Ramaswamy & Yogesh Sharma. Biography as History. Delhi: Orient Blackswan. 
  • Sen, Amiya P. (2010). Explorations in Modern Bengal c. 1800–1900. Primus books. ISBN 978-81-908918-6-8. 
  • Sen, Amiya P. (2010). "Gandhi, Gandhians and Random Thoughts on Indian development". In Keya Sengupta. Human Development: Multi Dimensional approaches to Human Well-Being. Delhi: Concept Publishing House. ISBN 978-81-8069-683-1. 
  • Sen, Amiya P. (April 2010). His Words: The Preaching and Parables of Ramakrishna Paramahamsa. Penguin Viking. p. 280. ISBN 978-0-670-08433-3. 
  • Sen, Amiya P. (April 2010). Ramakrishna Paramahamsa: The Sadhaka of Dakshineswar. Penguin Viking. p. 192. ISBN 978-0-670-08225-4. 
  • Sen, Amiya P. Ed. Bankim's Hinduism. An Anthology of Writings by Bankimchandra Chattopadhyay. Delhi.Permanent Black. 2011
  • Sen, Amiya (2012). Rammohun Roy. A Critical Biography. Penguin. p. 224. ISBN 9780670084272. 
  • Sen, Amiya (2014). Religion and Rabindranath Tagore. Select Discourses, Addresses and Letters in Translation. Oxford University Press. ISBN 9780198098966. 
  • Sen, Amiya P (2014). "Culture and Community Building . Select Discourses from Early Colonial Bengal" in Sabyasachi Bhattacharya ed. Indian Cultural Unity: A Reappraisal. Kolkata. Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture. 2014. ISBN 978-93-81325-55-1
  • Sen, Amiya P. (2015). "Hindu Reform Movements in British India" in Key Concepts in Modern Indian Studies. Eds Gita Dharampal-Frick, Monika Kirloskar Steinbach, Rachel Dwyer, Jahanavy Phalkey. New Delhi. Oxford University Press. 2015. ISBN 0-19-945275-X
  • Sen, Amiya P. (2015). "Hinduism and the Problem of Self-Actualisation in the Colonial Era: Critical Reflections". Heinrich Zimmer Lecture for 2015. South Asia Institute Papers. Heidelberg University. Issue: 0102015, ISSN 2365-399X
  • Sen, Amiya P. (2015) "Debates within Colonial Hinduism" in Brian A. Hatcher ed. Hinduism in the Modern World. New York & London. Routledge. 2015. ISBN 978-0-415 83603-6
  • Sen, Amiya P. (2015) "Swami Vivekananda's Vision of India" in Swami Vivekananda's Ideas and our Times. A Retrospect on his 150th Birth Anniversary. A Commemorative Volume. ed. by Sandipan Sen et al. Ramakrishna Vidyamandira, Howrah. 2015 ISBN 978-81-928110-3-1
  • Sen, Amiya P. (2016) An Idealist in India. Selected Writings and Speeches of Sister Nivedita. Delhi. Primus Books. 2016, ISBN 978-93-84082-93-2
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