Damodar Dharmanand Kosambi was a mathematician and statistician who made pioneering and foundational contributions to the methods and study of ancient Indian history. He was the first professor of mathematics at the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (1946-62). The ICTS D. D. Kosambi lectures are delivered by eminent scholars in the social sciences, the arts and the humanities.
Past Lectures
Nayanjot Lahiri (Professor of History at Ashoka University)
16 January 2020, 16:30 to 17:30
Ramanujan Lecture Hall, ICTS-TIFR, Bengaluru
Nayanjot Lahiri will explore the interplay of history and memory in relation to Ashoka, the third emperor of the Maurya dynasty. The memory and...more
Tarun Khanna ( Jorge Paulo Lemann Professor at the Harvard Business School)
25 November 2019, 16:00 to 17:30
Ramanujan Lecture Hall, ICTS-TIFR, Bengaluru
Inspired by Kosambi’s use of analytic methods to understand history, I will structure this talk around the use of basic analytics to better ‘see’...more