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Prof. A Raghuramaraju

 

 

 

 

 

 

 1.  Qualification:                        Ph.D. (Indian Institute of Technology,Kanpur)

 2.  Designation:                         Professor

 3.  Teaching and Research:   Social and Political Philosophy.
                                                      Contemporary Indian Philosophy 
                                                      Postmodernism and Postcolonialism Bio-ethics.
                                                      Science, Technology and Society.
                                                      Philosophical Perspectives on Desires.

  4.  Present Address.              Department of Philosophy 
                                                      University of Hyderabad
                                                      Hyderabad - 500 046
                                                      Telangana, INDIA

 

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  5.  Awards:      Fellow, Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla, March-May 1993
                            CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title 2007 for the book Debates in
                            Indian Philosophy, Classical Colonial and Contemporary
.

  6.  Visiting faculty:      InternationalInstitute ofInformation Technology,Hyderabad. (2002-7)

                                    Centre for Sri Aurobindo Studies, Department of Philosophy,
                                    Jadavpur University, Kolkata during 21-28 August 2006.

                                    Department of Philosophy, Smith College, Southampton, U S A,
                                    during 24-31 October 2009.

  7.  Appointed as a Series Editor for Porugununchi Teluguloki: Charcha Kosam, Vimarsha Kosam. This series is meant to translate one hundred books from other languages into Telugu. The main focus is on the books written on the Post-Independent India.  In the first year starting from 2010 the series has already published 10 books. This series is published by EMESCO, Hyderabad.

  8.  Publications:

       I.  Books:

       1.  Modernity in Indian Social Theory,OxfordUniversity Press,New Delhi, 2011.

       2. Grounding Morality: Freedom, Knowledge and Plurality of Cultures, eds., with Jyotirmaya Sharma, Routledge,New Delhi, 2010.

      3. Enduring Colonialism: Classical Presences and Modern Absences in India Philosophy,OxfordUniversity Press,New Delhi, 2009.

      4.  Debating Gandhi: A Reader, editor.OxfordUniversity Press,New Delhi, 2006, 2008, 2010.

      5. Debates in Indian Philosophy: Classical, Colonial and Contemporary, Oxford University Press, New Delhi, New York, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010. CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title 2007.

     6. Maidanam Lotulloki: Postmodern Parisheelana. (Vijayawada: Emesco Publications,    2003, 2011.) (in Telugu)

     7. Existence, Experience and Ethics, editor. D.K. Printworld Pvt. Ltd, New Delhi, 2000.

   II.  Papers: 

        A. In journals:

 1. “Popper’s `Closed Society’ Reconsidered,” with S.A. Shaida, Indian Philosophical Quarterly, Vol. XIV, No, 4, October- December 1987, pp. 431-446.

 2. “Problematising Nationalism,” Economic and Political Weekly, Vol, XXVIII, Nos. 27-28,July 3-10, 1993, Pp. 1433-1438.

 3. “A Note on Critique and Alternative in Alasdair MacIntyre,” Journal of Indian Council of Philosophical Research, Vol. XII, No. 2, January-April 1995, Pp. 128-136.

4. “Objectivism, Relativism, Pluralism: Notes on the Study of Communities and Communalism,” in Studies in Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Advance Study, Shimla, special issue, Discourse and Truth, edited by Javeed Alam, Vol. II, Vo, 2 Winter 1995, Pp. 217-227.

 5.  “Of Thinking Machines and the Centred Self” in AI & Society: Journal of Human Centred Systems and Machine Intelligence, Springer and Verlog,London.9:  1995, pp. 184-192.

 6.  “Secularism and Time,” Social Scientist, Vol. 29, Nos. 11-12, Nov- December. 2000. Pp. 20-39

 7.  “Mapping novelty and repetition in creativity,” in Journal of Indian Council of Philosophical Research, special issue on “Philosophical Traditions in the Indian Languages,” 2002, Pp. 235-246.

 8. “Entries into the Family” in Families: A Journal of Representations, Vol. 1, No. 2. February 2003.

 9.  “Gandhi and Gujarat” in Seminar, 533, February 2003. Pp. 93-4.

 10.   “Self-Experience of Birth: Abortion Debate Revisited,” Summer Hill IIAS Review, Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla, vol. X. Nos. 1  2, 2004, pp.28-34.

 11.  “Internal project of modernity and post-colonialism,” Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. XL, No. 39,September 24-30, 2005, pp.4214-4218.

 12. “Rethinking the West” in Third Text, Vol. 19, Issue 6, November 2005, pp.595-598. Earlier published as “West,” in The Future of Knowledge and Culture: A Dictionary for the 21st Century, eds. Vinay Lal and Ashis Nandy, Penguin Viking, New Delhi, pp. 347-352. Reprinted in Documenta Magazine 12 and Arte & Ensaios, July 2009, is also translated into Spanish and will be published in June 2009 issue of Criterios: International Journal of theory of literature, arts and culture.

13. “Pre of Art in Modern India,” in Third Text, 100 Special Issue, Vol. 23, Issue 5, September 2009 pp. 617-624.

14. “Internal Criticism in the Democracies outside the West,” Alternatives, Vol. 34, No. 3, July-Sept. 2009, pp.339-358.

15. “Problematising Lived Dalit Experience,” Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. XLV. No. 29, July 17-23. 2010, pp. 162-167.

 

     B. Papers in edited Volumes:

 16.  “ The Project of Rationality and the Discipline of Social Sciences,” in Facets of Rationality, editors, Daniel Andler, Parthasarathy Banerjee, Mahasweta Chaudhury, Olivier Guillaume, Sage Publications, New Delhi, 1995, Pp. 131-140.

 17. “Gandhian Discourse in a Context and a Reformulate Critique of Modernity,” in Gandhi: And the Present Global Crisis, edited by Ramashray Roy, Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla. 1996.  Pp. 45-55.

 18.  “Perspectives on the Relation between Religion and Politics: St. Augustine, V.D. Savarkar, and Mahatma Gandhi,” in   Mahatma Gandhi and Communal Harmony, ed. by, Asghar Ali Engineer, Gandhi Peace Foundation, New Delhi, 1997.

 19.  “The (Dark) Womb of Rights: An Exploration in Political Gynecology,” in Existence, Experience and Ethics, edited by A. Raghuramaraju, D.K. Printworld Pvt. Ltd.New Delhi, 2000.

 20.    “Rallying around the question, ‘who owns India?’”  in Contributions Towards an Agenda for India, edited by Samir Banerjee and Sanjeev Ghotge, Indian Institute of Advance Study, Shimla, 2001. Pp. 169-179.   

 21.  “Religion and Modern Thinkers,” Kannada Vishvavidyalaya Vishwakosha: 3, Dharma,KannadaUniversity, Hampi, pp. 49-54.

 22.    “Abortion: Ethical and Bio-ethical Issues,” in Social Relevance of Philosophy, ed. P. George Victor, D.K. Printworld, Pvt. Ltd,New Delhi, 2002.

 23.    “Savarkar and Gandhi: Politicizing religion vs. spiritualizing politics,” in Communalism, Civil Society and the State, eds. K.N. Panikkar and Sukumar Muralidharan,New Delhi: Sahmat, 2002. Pp. 123-129.

24.    “Reordered Polygyny and Retained Patriarchy: Recurrent Themes in Popular Telugu Cinema,” in Film and Philosophy, ed. K. Gopinathan, Publication Division,University ofCalicut,Calicut, 2003, Pp. 171-191.

25.       “Trespassing the binary between tradition and modernity,” in Writing the West, ed. C. Vijayasree, Sahitya Academi, New Delhi, 2004, pp. 109-128.

26.   “Tracing the (Dis)continuities: Heideggar on Technology,” in Readings in Environmental Ethics: Multidisciplinary Perspectives, ed. D. C. Srivastava, Rawat Publications, Jaipur and New Delhi, 2005, pp. 60-66.

27.   “Gramsci on Base and Superstructure,” in Gramsci Today, eds. Y.V. Krishna Rao and Arun Kumar Patnaik, Neelam Rajasekhara Reddy Research Centre, Hyderbad, 2006, pp.56-64.

28.   “Krishnachandra Bhattacharyya on the unknowability of Self in Kant: Problematising the Programme of Indian Remedies to Western Problems,” in Reason, Morality and Beauty: Essays on the Philosophy of Immanuel Kant, eds. Bindu Puri and Heiko Sievers, Oxford University Press, 2007, pp. 134-151.

29.   “Computer Ethics: Constitutive and Consequential Morality,” in Information Technology and Social Justice, eds. Emma Rooksby and John Wechert, Information Science Publishing, Hershey, London, 2007, pp. 226-239.

30.   “Forward,” to the book, Ethics and the History of Indian Philosophy by Shyam Ranganathan, (Delhi: Motilal Banarsidas Publishers Private Limited, 2007.

31.   “Ontology of Permanence and Change: A Critique of Globalisation,” in The Politics and Culture of Globalisation: India and Australia. Eds. Hans Lofgren and Prakash Sarangi,New Delhi: Social Science Press, pp. 40-55.

32.   “The forgotten exemplars of the west: A Critique of Akeel Bilgrami’s projection of Gandh,” in Grounding Morality, eds. Jyotirmaya Sharma and A Raghuramaraju, Routledge, New Delhi, 2010.

33.   “Gandhi’s Death” in Speaking of Gandhi’s Death, Edited by Tridip Suhrud and Peter Ronald Desouza, Orient Black Swan, Hyderabad, 2010

 

     C. Book Reviews.

 1.  “The Origin and the Development of Classical Hinduism,” by A.L. Basham, in Freedom First, No. 409, April-June 1991, Pp. 39-41.

 2.   “Perspectives in Philosophy, Religion and Art: Essays in Honour of Margaret Chatterjee,” Eds. R. Balasubramanian and V.C. Thomas. Journal of Indian Council of Philosophical Research, Vo. XII, NO. 2, January-April, 1995, Pp.173-175.

 3.  “Knowing the Indian Mind,” review of The Indian Psyche by Sudhir Kakar, Andra Pradesh Times, Feb 23, 1997, p. iv.

 4.  Review of “Gandhian world view: A critical perspective,” by G. Hargopal, Indian Journal of Human Rights, Jan-June, 1997, Vol.1, No.1. (Special Issue.) Pp. 145-148.

 5. Review of Feminism after Postmodernism: Theorising through practice, by Marysia Zalewski   in Political Studies, Basil Blackwell, London.Vol. 49, No. 2, June 2001, P. 344.

 6.  “Indian Literature,” in The Book Review, Vol. XXVI, No. 2, February 2002, Pp. 14-15.

 7. Review of “Telugu Resurgence: C. P. Brown and Cultural Consolidation of Nineteenth Century South India,” by Peter L. Schmitthenner, in Indian Economic and Social History Review. 39, 4. 2002, pp. 448-450.

 8. Review of  “John Rawls and the Agenda of Social Justice,” in Journal of Indian Council of Philosophical Research, Vol. XIX, No. 3, July-September 2002.

 9.  Review of “Hindutva: Exploring the idea of Hindu Nationalism” by Jyotirmaya Sharma, in Seminar, No. 551, July 2005, pp. 79-83.

 10.  Review of “Virtual Inequality: Beyond Digital Divide, by Karen Mossberger, Carole J. Talbert and Mary Stansbury, Political Studies, vol. 3, Issue 2, April 2005, p. 246.

 11. Review of “Social Reality and Tradition: Essays in Modes of Understanding,” eds by Bijoy Boruah and Ramashankar Mishra, Journal of Indian Council of Philosophical Research,  vol. XXV, No. 3, July-September, 2008, pp. 168-172.

 12. Review of “The Divine Body in History: A Comparative Study of the Symbolism of Time and Embodiment in St. Augustineand Ramanuja,” by Ankur Barua, Journal of Indian Council of Philosophical Research, vol. XXVI. No. 1, January- March 2009, pp. 161-163.

 13.Reveiw of “Colonial Modernization and Gandhi,” by Saila Kumar Ghosh and “Gandhi is Gone: Who will Guide Us Now,” ed. By Gopal Krishna Gandhi, The Indian Economic and Social History Review, 47, 2, 2010, pp.261-263.

 

     D. Papers in Telugu 

         (Literary criticism in Telugu Literature and culture)::

 1. “Choopula valayallo chikkukunna Chalam,” Udayam, Telugu Daily,22-8-1994, p. 3.

 2. “Chalam Rajeshwari feminista?”   Andhra Bhoomi, Telugu Daily,3-4-1995, p.9. 

 3. “Chalam Vismarinchina Rajeshwari balyam,” Vaartha, Telugu Daily,13-4-1996,           p.12.

 4. “Deepasilatho Marosaari …” Vaartha, Telugu Daily,28-12-1996.

 5. “Srujanathmaka Kathanamlo Antharthanamkagala Amsalu:: Abhasupalayina Chalam Rajeswari Matruprema. Misimi, Telugu Monthly, April 1997.

  6. “Mallimalli Ameeru Maranamtho …” Vaartha, Telugu Daily,19-7-1997, p.10.

  7. Ragamamsaalu raagadweshalu,” with Ananth, Marodaari, Telugu Bi-Monthly, August 1997.

  8. “Prachanna darshakudu prekshakudu,” Marodaari, Telugu Bi-Monthly, May-June, 1998.

  9. “Aadhunikotharavadam ‘akkada’, ‘ekkada’   Telugu, Literary Monthly, July, 1998. Pp.14-23

 10.Vachananga Chalam Maidanam:: Rachayitaku patakuniki madya teevra jugalbandhee,” Vaartha, Telugu Daily,14-11-1998.

 11. “Chalam vyavastha nirmatha leka bhavavishkartha ?”  Vaartha, 27-7-2003 and3-8-2003.

 12.  “Aaaradhanatatvam Sri Sri imagiki sankella,” Vaartha, 26-10-2003.

 13.  “Virasam Vishmarinchina Anushanikam,”  Andhra Jyothi,28- 5-2007.

 14. “Anushanikam: Bhinna Patralu, Swabhavalu,” Vaartha,28-10-2007 and4-11-2007.        

 

     E.  Short Story in Telugu.

 Vilaasini, Andhra Jyoti, Telugu Weekly, Vol. 24, Vo.22.10 August, 1990, pp.22-23.

 

        Resource material:

        F. Book Review in Telugu:

 1. “Satyanveshana nunchi satyadhikkaram varaku,”  review of Sathyanveshana by Chinaveerabhadrudu, Vaartha,1-6-2003.

 2. “Rendavatharam katha pai manchi visleshana,” review of Intivrittam by Gudipati, Vaartha, 1-2-2004.  

   

     9.  Invited by U.G.C. New Delhi, to write a University level book on
          Political Philosophy:
 

 

    10.  Reference Material:  

 1.  Edited, DPOE– 413: ETHICAL THEORIES AND ORGANIZATION for the Post-Graduate Diploma in Professional and Organizational Ethics and Values. Center for Distance Education,University ofHyderabad.

  2.  “Social Significance of Values,” lesson for the Post-Graduate Diploma in Professional and Organizational Ethics and Values. DPOE – 412, Center for Distance Education, University of Hyderabad.  

 

     11. Papers presented in Seminars:

 1. “Search for Community: Human Action in Enlightenment Discourse,” Seminar on Human Action, organized by Indian Council of Philosophical Research,Lucknow, during,March 27-29, 1990.

 2. “Of(f) Thinking Machines and the Centred Self,” International Workshop on Human Centred Systems, National Institute of Science, Technology and Development Studies, New Delhi, November, 18-20, 1991. Paper presented in absentia.

 3. “Contextualising Contemporary Indian Philosophy,” Seminar on The Self in Indian Philosophies, Indian Council of Philosophical Research,New Delhi, organized atGoaUniversity,Goa, during, 24-26, March, 1992.

 4. “Project of Rationality and the Discipline of Social Sciences,” International Workshop on Rationality in Cognitive Sciences and Social Sciences, National Institute of Science, Technology and Development Studies, New Delhi, December, 15-18, 1992. Paper presented in Absentia.

 5. “Gandhian Discourse in a Context and a Reformulated Critique of Modernity,” seminar on Gandhi and the Present Global Crisis, Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla, March, 22-25, 1994.

 6. “Objectivism, relativism, and pluralism,” Seminar on Mahatma Gandhi and Communal Harmony, 14-15 October 1994, Centre for the Study of Society and Secularism,Bombay.

 7. “Perspectives on the Relation between Religion and Politics: St. Augustine, Savarkar, and Mahatma Gandhi,” in an Indo- French Colloquium on Representation and Uses of the Sense of Belonging, 1-2 November 1995. Centre for the Study of Developing Societies,Delhi.

 8. “Swami Paradigm and Mahatma Paradigm: An Essay in Contemporary Indian Philosophy,” Seminar on Interpretations of Gandhi, organized by Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla, March, 21-23, 1996.

 9.   “Sacred and the Secular,” in the Seminar on Problems Facing the Cultural Life of India at the Turn of the Century, organized by Sahitya Academy, New Delhi, February, 21-23, 1977.

 10. “Ethics in Hans Joans,” in a symposium on Ethics Today: Conversations of Hans Joans, jointly organized by Indian Council of Philosophical Research and Max Muller Bhavan, New Delhi, March 17-18, 1997.

 11   “Indian Bio-ethics: An exercise in Squaring the circle,” an ICPR seminar atGoaUniversity,Goa,Nov. 26-28, 1997.

 12. “Rallying around the question ‘who owns India’,” seminar on Towards Creating the Agenda for India, Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla,January 4-7, 1999.

 13.  “Notes on Marginalised Narratives: Situating of ‘us’ and ‘them’”, workshop on Marginalised Narrative Performing and Visual Cultures, Central Institute of English and Foreign Languages,Hyderabad,March 20-21, 1999.

 14.  “Dialogical Modes in Contemporary Indian Philosophy,” in a seminar on Major Currents of Thought in Twentieth Century, Sri Sankaracharya University of Sanskrit, Kalady, Kerala, 226-27, 1999.

 15.  “Reordered Polygamy and Retained Patriarchy: Recurrent Themes in Recent Telugu Cinema.” International seminar on Film and Philosophy, sponsored by U.G.C. atUniversity ofCalicut,September 25-29, 2000.

 16.  “Seminar by Evandro Agazzi” sponsored by Indian Council of Philosophical Research, atGoaUniversity,October 22-24, 2000.

 17.   “Ethics, Bio-ethics and Indian Bio-ethics: Abortion debate revisited,” National seminar on Social Relevance of Philosophy in the New Millennium, Department of Philosophy, Andhra University, 7-9, December, 2000.

 18.   “Rethinking the relation between public and the private,” National Seminar on Rethinking Modernity,SriShankaracharyyaSanskritUniversity, Kalady, 16-18, November 2001.

 19. “Computers on Community,” in an International Conference on Practical Ethics: Globalization and Transcultural Interaction: Indian and Western Perspectives, organised by Australian National University, Jawaharlal Nehru University, 6-8, January 2002.

 20.  “A Note of Cultural Imperialism,” in an International Conference on Cultural Imperialism, organised by Max Mueller Bhavan, New Delhi in association with CSDS, Delhi, 22- 23, February 2002.

 21. “Beyond Nietzsche and Human Rights,’ in an International symposium on Nietzsche and the Issue of Human Rights, jointly organized by Max Mueller Bhavan, New Delhi and Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla at Shimla, 10-12, April 2002. (in absentia)

 22.  “Entries into the Family,” in the seminar on Representation of the family in Telugu and Urdu Women’s writings held at IACIS,Hyderabadon27-7-2002

 23. “Religion and Nationalism: Secularism, Hindutva and Gandhi,” in an international workshop o Traditions of Plurality in South Asia and Europe, organised by Konrad Adenauer Foundation, New Delhi, 23-26, October 2002.

 24.   “Public and Private: Demarcations, Demolitions and Directions,” Reinventing Political Theory in the Context of Globalisation,  UGC-SAP seminar organised by Department of Political Science, University of Hyderabad, January 3-4, 2003.

 25.     “Foundations of (in)equality in nature: Aristotle, Rousseau and Gender studies,” Nature and Culture, organized by National Institute of Advanced Study,Bangalore, 28-29 May, 2004.

 26. “Krishnachandra Bhattacharyya on the unknowability of self and continuity between science and philosophy in Kant,” in an international seminar on 200 Years of Kant: An examination of the notions of autonomy, enlightenment and terror, organized by Max Mueller Bhavan, New Delhi during 7-9 October 2004 at Neemrana.

 27. “Criticism: Internal and external in contemporary Indian Political theory,” in a national seminar on Reconstructing Democratic concerns in Modern India, organized by Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, Delhi, during 8-10, October 2004.

 28.  “Off Comparison and on to the Debates,” in a Seventh International Conference on Dialogues of Cultural Encounters, organized by Forum on Contemporary Theory, atAndhraUniversity, Waltair, during 13-16 December 2004.

 29.  “Ethics of Salt: Dandi March from then to now,” in a seminar on “The Relevance of Gandhi,” organized by U.G.C, New Delhi, at North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong, in April, 26-28, 2005.

 30.  “Rereading Gandhi for relevance,” in an international seminar on “Gandhi: A Philosophical debate,” organized by Alam Khundmiri Foundation, Hyderabad, 2-4th January 2006.

 31.  “Relation between modernity and tradition in Telugu Literary Texts,” in an international seminar on “Alternative modernities,” during 7-8th January 2006 at CIEFL,Hyderabad.

 32.  “Three modes of relation between science and spiritualism,” in an international conference on “Science and Spirituality in modern India,” duringFeb 5-7, 2006 organised byJawaharlalNehruUniversity,New Delhi.

 33.  “Critiquing postcolonial critique of universalism in modernities,” in a National Seminar on Justice and Social Equality, organized during 18-20th March 2006, organized by Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla at India International Centre,New Delhi.

 34. “Postmodern Critique of Enlightenment.” in an National Seminar on Philosophical Challenges of Postmodernism, organized during 28-30th March 2006, organized by Indian Institute of Advance Study, Shimla, at University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad.

 35.  Paper “Gandhi and Salt Satyagraha,” presented in national seminar on Gandhi and the Academia: Interdisciplinary Perspectives, organized byUniversity ofDelhi, during 27-28 September 2006.

 36.  Presented a paper entitled, “Ontology of Permanence: A Critique of Globalization,” in an international seminar on Challenges of Globalization: Indian and Australian Perspectives, jointly organized by Department of Political Science, University of Hyderabad and Deaken University, Australia, during 7-9 December 2006.

 37.  Presented a paper entitled, “Enigma of Arrival in Ambekar,” in a seminar on Human Rights in the era of Globalisation, during 3-4 January 2007, Department of Political Science, University of Hyderabad during 28th February to 1 st March 2007.

 38.  Presented a paper entitled, “Loveless Nation in Telugu Cinema,” in a national seminar on Nation, Region and Ideology in Film, organize by Department of English, University of Hyderabad, during 28 th February to1 st March, 2007.

 39.  Presented a paper entitled, “A Philosophical critique of the relation between majority and minority,” in an international seminar on Indian secularism and French Laicite, jointly organized by ICSSR,New Delhi and MSH,Paris during 2-3 March 2007.

 40.  Presented a paper entitled, “Equality and Nature,” in a seminar on Social Justice and Equality, organized by Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla during 18-20th March 2007.

 41.  Presented a paper on “Reading Rajas and  Tamas in Gandhi,” in an international seminar on Swaraj in Literature: Decolonization, Social Justice and Cultural Identity, organized by Sahitya Academi,New Delhi,February 22-24, 2008.

 42.  Presented a paper on “Understanding the Transformative character of Mahatma Gandhi,” in a national seminar on Ethics: Theory and Application, Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai, duringMarch 18-20, 2008.

 43.  Presented a paper on “Sending a Text on Sabatical,” National Seminar on Daya Krishna: A Life Work in Philosophy, organized by ICPR, atJaipurUniversity, during 25-27 March 2008.

 44.  Presented a paper on “Temporal Imbalances in Contemporary Indian Philosophy: A critique of Daya Krishna,” in a national conference on Philosophy as Samvad and Swaraj, Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla during 28-30 April, 2008.

 45.  Paper presented on “Texts on Sabbatical: A Critique of Samvad Project,” organized by Department of Philosophy,UniversityofPune, Pune, January 21-23, 2009.

 46. Paper presented on “Shifting Majority and Minority,” National Seminar on Democracy and secularism, atMadrasUniversity, during 18-19 February, 2010.

 47.  Paper, “Relativism and Pluralism”, presented in the ICSSR sponsored workshop on Method and Context of North East India during 30-31st October, 2010 at NEHU, Shillong.

 48.  Paper  “The Other in modernity,” in the national seminar on The other and the Community : Philosophical Reflections on Identities, Tribes and Worldviews, presented in a seminar organized by  the Department of Philosophy, North Eastern Hill University, Shillong, sponsored by ICPR, during 18–20 November, 2010.

 49.  Paper “Disinheritance in Descartes” presented in an International seminar on Alternative Modernities: Views from Pre-colonial India, organized by Department of English,BanarasHinduUniversity, during 11-12 December, 2010. 

 50.   Paper on “Action, Inaction, and non-violent action” presented in a National Seminar on Containing Violence, organized by The Center for Gandhian Studies, GITAM Institute of Management,GITAMUniversity,Visakhapatnam during 29-31 January 2011.

 51.   Paper on “John Locke and Indian Secularism: Shifting Majority and Minority” in an International Seminar on “Human Rights Liberalism and Multiculturalism”:organized by the Department of Philosophy, Delhi University on 22nd February-2011.

 

        12.  Lectures delivered:

 1.   Lecture on the “Relation between religion and politics” is delivered at  National Institute of Advanced Study,Bangalore,29 April, 2004.

 2.   Lecture delivered on “From quality to quality via quantity: Aristotle, Bentham and Amatya Sen,”Nagarjuna University, Nagarjuna Nagar, on 2 nd March, 2006.

 3.   Three lectures delivered at National Institute of Advanced Study,Bangaloreduring 20-22June 2006.

 4.   Three lectures delivered at Centre for Sri Aurobindo Studies, Department of Philosophy,JadavpurUniversity, Kolkata, during August 2006.

 5.   Delivered Key Note address at the launch of the book Essays in the Philosophy of Kant, organized by Goethe Institute/Max Mueller Bhavan, Chennai, on21-3-2007.

 6.  Three lectures delivered at National Institute of Advanced Study, Banglore during 18-30June 2008.

 7.   Delivered a lecture on “Internal Criticism in contemporary Indian Philosophy,” Department of HSS, IIT, Mumbai, onJuly 1, 2008.

 8.   Delivered two lectures on “The state of contemporary Indian Philosophy,” at the Department of Philosophy,PondicherryUniversity, during 6-7 March 2008.

 9.   Delivered three lectures at National Institute of Advanced Study, Banglore, on Modernity and Indian Social Sciences, during June 18-19, 2008.

 10.  Delivered three lectures on the critique of Indian Social sciences at a ICSSR workshop  on Philosophy for Social Sciences, atUniversityofBombay, Mumbai during 24-25 January 2009.

 11.  Delivered Three lectures at National Institute of Advanced Study, Banglore on Critique of Modernity, during June 17-19, 2009.

 12.  Keynote address: Inauguration of Schoolof Renaissance Studies, Sri Sankaracharya University of Sanskrit, Kalady, Kerala on 16th September 2009.

 13.  Presidential Seminar :Visiting Professor Scheme ofSmith College,USA,  titled, “Critical Discourses on Modern India: A case of Swami Vivekananda, October 29, 2009.

 14.  Lecture on “Practice of Philosophy inIndia,”  at Department of Philosophy,Smith CollegeUSA, October 27, 2009.

 15.  Delivered a lecture on “Internal Criticism in Indian Philosophy,” at Centre of Philosophy,JawaharlalNehruUniversity,New Delhi, January 28, 2010.

 16.  Delivered a talk on “Internal Criticism in the Democracies outside the West,” Department of Philosophy, AllahabadUniversity, Allahabad, 17th February 2010.

 17.  Delivered a talk on “Reading Rajas and Tamas,” at Mahatma Gandhi Univeristy,            Kottayam, February 5, 2010.

 18.  Delivered Four Lectures (Fifth Summer School, “Philosophy for the Social Sciences and Humanities” Theme : The Idea of Justice) 1st-8th July, 2010 at Manipal Centre for Philosophy and Humanities (MCPH),ManipalUniversity.

 19.  Delivered a lecture atRamanaiduFilmSchoolon “Philosophy and Film” on 23-07- 2010.

 20.  Delivered a Key note address in a Three-day National Seminar on Citizenship, Nationality and Globalization from 16th to 18th September 2010 sponsored by Indian Council of Philosophical Research, New Delhi at Dravidian University, Kuppam.

 21.  Panelist for the Panel Discussion on Gandhi and Films, being organized by the Sarvodaya International Trust, the Andhra Pradesh Chapter, Hyderabad,, on the 23rd of September 2010

 22.  Panelist on the book discussion on “Flaming Feet” by D.R. Nagaraj, organized by Samskruti Trust, Bangalore, on September 26th, 2010.

 23.   Key note address on Relevance of Gandhi at Gandhian Studies Centre, AndhraUniversity,Visakhapatnam on Seminar on 02-10-2010

 24.  Released the book Makers of Modern India by Ramachandra Guha at Landmark in Hyderabad on the 21st December, 2010.

 25.  Lectured on Reading Modernity for Social Theory in India on 10-01-2011 at Centre for Philosophy and Humanities,ManipalUniversity, Manipal.

 

      13.    Member in the Committees:

 1.    Member Advisory Committee: National Library, Kolkota. Ministry Department of         Culture, Government ofIndia.

2.    Appointed as the Committee Member of National Council of Rural Institutes, Ministry of Human Resource Development,Hyderabad.

3.    Appointed as Member, Board of Studies, Centre for Philosophy and Humanities,ManipalUniversity, Manipal.

4.    Appointed as Member of the Advisory Committee, UGC-SAP, Department of Philosophy,AllahabadUniversity,Allahabad.

5.    Appointed member Advisory Committee, UGC-SAP Centre for Gandhian Studies,MahatmaGandhiUniversity, Kottayam.

6.    Appointed Member, Advisory Committee, Centre for Gandhian Studies,GITAMUniversity, Visakapatnam.

 

       14. (i) Research Students Guided.

     Supervised one each Ph.D. student in Theatre Arts and Philosophy; three M.Phill. students in Philosophy.

Ph.D.

(a)   Name of the student: B. Srinivas.
      Topic:  “Western Drama, Natya and Lila: A Comparative Study.”  
       PhD, Degree awarded 2000.   (Co-supervisor: Bhaskar Shewalkar.

(b)  Name of the student: D. Balaganapthy
      Topic:  “Refounding of Hobbes’s Political Philosophy: A Critical Examination.  
       PhD, Degree awarded 2004.

(c)  Name of the student:  Nibedita Priyadarshini Jena.
      Topic: “Animal Rights Discourse: A Philosophical Study.”
      Ph.D Degree awarded 2009.

M.Phill.

1.   Name of the student: Gautam Satyapathy.
      Topic: “Alasdair MacIntyre: A Critique of Modernity.”
      M.Phill. Degree awarded. 1996.

2.   Name of the student: D. Balaganapthy.
     Topic: “Twentieth Century Interpretations of Hobbes’ Political Philosophy: A Study,”
     M.Phill. Degree awarded. 1996.  

3.   Name of the student: Biswanath Jena.
     Topic: “The relation between testimony and trust: A critical study,”
     M.Phill. Degree awarded. 2001.

4.  Name of the Student:  Sarita Kar.
     Topic: “Birth and Death: A Critical Examination of Abortion and Euthanasia,”
     M. Phill., Degree awarded. 2003.

5.  Name of the student: Prasanna,K V.
     Topic: Critique of Truth: A Study of Nietzsche’s Philosophy.
     M. Phill., Degree awarded. 2008.

6.  Name of the Student: Imkunnaro.
     Topic: “Feminist Critique of Reason: Susan Moller Okin’s Critique of Kant.”
     M. Phill., Degree awarded. 2008

7.  Name of the Student: Jayashree Deka
     Topic: “Gandhi on Women”
     M. Phill., Degree awarded. 2009.  

8.  Name of the Student: Ashoka Tarai.
     Topic: “Modern Interpretations of Rousseau’s Social Contract Philosophy: A Study”
     M. Phill., Degree awarded. 2009.  

9.   Name of the Student: Saneesh,  P.M.
      Topic: “Gandhi’s  Critique of modernity,”
      M. Phill., Degree awarded. 2009.

 10. Name of the Student: Livikali Z. Zhimo.
      Topic: “John Rawl’s on Muticulturalism”  
      M. Phill., Degree awarded. 2010.

 

(ii) Research Students Registered for Ph.D.,

  (a)  Name of the student: Gautam Satyapathy.
        Topic: “Tradition and Modernity in Alasdair MacIntyre and Charles Taylor: A Critical study.”

  (b)  Name of the student: Saneesh.
        Topic: The Concept of Common Good: A Philosophical Inquiry”

 

15. Reviewer:

      Books:

            Oxford University Press, New Delhi.
            Oxford University Press, New York.
            Rutledge, New Delhi.
            Orient BlackSwan, New Delhi.

       Journals:

           Journal of Indian Council of Philosophical Research.
           Sociological Bulletin.