Dr. Anirban Ganguly is the Director of Dr. Syama Prasad Mookerjee Research Foundation (SPMRF), a New Delhi based think tank affiliated to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). He is a Member of the Policy Research Department of BJP and the National Co-Convener of the BJP’s Library and Documentation Department.
Dr. Ganguly is also a scholar of civilisation, history, politics and culture and is a Member of the Central Advisory Board of Education (CABE), Ministry of Human Resources Development, Member of the Governing Board of Auroville Foundation (MHRD), Member of the Visva-Bharati Samsad (Court), Santiniketan, besides being a Visiting Faculty at Banaras Hindu University (BHU), Varanasi.
Dr. Ganguly holds a PhD in education from Jadavpur University, Kolkata and had his early education at Sri Aurobindo International Centre of Education, Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Puducherry. Between 2010–2013 he worked as a Research Fellow at Vivekananda International Foundation in New Delhi. He regularly lectures in various leading universities and institutions across the country and has extensively travelled across the world and spoken at a number of think tanks & conferences.
Dr Ganguly has authored/edited/co-edited the following books, ‘Syama Prasad Mookerjee: His Vision of Education (2017) “The Modi Doctrine: New Paradigms in India’s Foreign Policy” (2016), “Redefining Governance: Essays on One year of Narendra Modi Government” (2015), “Swami Vivekananda, Buddha & Buddhism” (2014) “Debating Culture” (2013), “Education: Philosophy & Practice” (2011).
He has authored numerous papers, chapters and monographs on civilisational issues, politics, education and culture and is a columnist with a number of leading dailies.