CONNECTICUT (TIP): The India Corner at Olin Library, Wesleyan University, Connecticut debut with a collection of 33 books donated by the Consulate General of India, New York. The University, which has major India connect with Indian faculty, students and a strong faculty of Indian classical music of South India, is the fifth US University to be gifted such a book collection; the University of Buffalo, the University of Pittsburgh, Syracuse, and Rutgers have their own “India Corner” at their libraries.
India’s Consul General in New York, Ambassador Sandeep Chakraborty visited the campus on May 1 and participated in a formal dedication of the “India Corner.” Wesleyan President Michael Roth and several Wesleyan faculty and staff attended the dedication ceremony.
“5th India Corner Inauguration at Olin Library, Wesleyan University, Connecticut. The University has major India connect with Indian faculty, students & very interestingly a strong faculty of Indian classical music of South India. Our thanks to President Michael Roth”, the Consulate General of India tweeted.
Among the donations by the Consulate are Gitanjali by Rabindranath Tagore, Introduction to the Constitution of India by Durga Das Basu; Sufi Lyrics by Bulleh Shah, India: The Emerging Giant by Arvind Panagariya, and Contemporary Dogri Short Stories by Ved Rahi.
The book collection will be a significant source to Wesleyan faculty and students who are interested in learning more about the history, literature, and philosophical traditions of India.