Govind Purushottam Deshpande was one of the founder members of the Institute of Chinese studies, former director and editor of the ICS journal China Report. Schooled in ancient Indian history, equally at home in the world of Sanskrit studies, medieval bhakti poetry, and modern Indian and European thought and philosophy, Sinology, and indeed modern Marathi Theater, GPD was a rare multifaceted intellectual.
The Institute of Chinese Studies and GPD’s immediate family have decided to institute an annual fellowship in his honor, which would be awarded as The GPD Fellowship in arts and Ideas. We aim to invite applications for the first Fellowship in October 2017.
A fund-raising drive is being launched to set up a corpus fund for the purpose. We are appealing to colleagues, students and friends in the academic and cultural world to contribute generously to this effort. A five member committee constituted by the ICS fellow council will supervise and manage the corpus, including the announcement of the Fellowship and the selection of the recipient (in accordance with criteria defined and approved by the Governing Council of the ICS). The specific modalities will be decided by the committee.
Contributions will be exempt from Income Tax since the ICS is listed under section 80G. Cheques should be made in the name of ICS Corpus fund.
Beneficiary’s name – THE INSTITUTE OF CHINESE STUDIES Delhi – Corpus Fund
Bank and Branch - State Bank of India –Tis Hazari court complex Delhi
Bank account no. – 00000033644472194
MICR Code – 113332126, IFSC Code SBIN0000726, Swift Code SBININBB544
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