PAPER PRESENTATIONS AND INVITED LECTURES

Seminar/Conference Presentations

  • Indian Conception of Happiness with reference to Advaita Vedanta in a 7-day residential International Seminar on Happiness and Good life: Philosophical Perspectives through cultures jointly organized by Department of Philosophy of University of Delhi, Kamla Nehru College during 6th to 12th January 2020.

  • Key note Address on Contemporary Trends in Practicing Philosophy: Prospects and Challenges at the International Conference on “Contemporary Trends in Practicing Philosophy” organized by Department of Philosophy, University of Kerala, Trivandrum during 3rd to 6th of January 2020. 

  • Professional Ethics: Prospects and Challenges in the national seminar on “Professional Ethics: Theory and Practice” organized by Department of Philosophy, Mata Sundari College for Women during 21st and 22nd of January 2020.

  • Understanding Religious Violence in Global Times in the national Seminar on Philosophy of Religion and Religious Conflicts with special reference to the Indigenous religious philosophy of North East India organized by Dispur College, Guwahati during 6th – 8th February 2020.

  • Universal Ethics for Everyday life: Reconciling Universal with Concrete in the national seminar on Universal Ethics for the 21st Century: Towards a Common Understanding jointly organized by Samyeling Tibetan Settlement Office, Majnuka Tilla and Tibet House, New Delhi on 1st and 2nd of February 2020. 

  •  “Indian Sources of Philosophical Counseling” in South zone Philosophy Teachers Meet on “Revitalizing Indian Philosophy in 21st Century” organized by Department of Philosophy, Pacchaiyappa’s College, Chennai during 5th to 7th January 2019. 

  • Perspectives on Gandhian conception of technology in a one-day symposium organized by Assam Science and Technology University, Guwahati on 22nd November 2019.

  • Culture through the Labyrinth of Globalization: A Study of Resistance to standardization of Telugu in the two-day workshop on the “Popular Imaginaries and Discourses on Politics in India: Exploring Cultural Narratives as Alternative sites of Knowledge construction” held at Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla during 8th and 9th February 2019.

  • Religion and Creativity: Aesthetics as a solution to the Crisis of Contemporary Religion in the National Seminar on “Revisiting Indian History Through the lens of Art, Architecture and Aesthetics” organized by Department of History and Indian Culture, Banasthali Vidyapith, Rajasthan on March 30th & 31, 2019.

  • Periodization and Conceptualization of Indian Philosophy in the International Seminar on “Building bridges between Latin American and Indian Philosophies” organized at Convention Centre, JNU during 18th- 20th March 2019.

  • Social Relation: A Buddhist reconciliation of Reason and Emotion in the 13th “Nalanda Dialogue on Philosophy of Relation and Modern Science” organized by Nava Nalanda Mahavihara, Nalanda during 21st -23rd January 2019.

  • Exploring the conceptions of Peace: Family as a nurturing ground in the Peace Conference organized by Vishnumohan Foundation, Chennai during 19-21 January 2019. 

  • The Indian concept of Dāna and Its scope of application today in the two-day Seminar on “Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam: Relevance of India’s Ancient thinking to Contemporary Strategic Reality” organized by Vivekananda International Foundation, New Delhi in collaboration with ICPR, New Delhi during 16th & 17th of January 2019.

  •  A Study of Eurocentric Depictions of Dāna in the three-day International Conference on Dispassionate Churning of Indology organized by Bharatiya Vidvat Parishad and Tattwa Samshodhana samsat at Udupi during 4-6 January 2019.

  •  Swaraj in Ideas in the National Seminar on “Revitalizing Indian Philosophy and Decolonizing of Indian Mind” organized by ICPR during 13th &14th October 2018.

  • Relearning to be at Peace: Exploring Indian Conceptions in the roundtable on “Self-Awareness of life in New Era” in the 24th World Conference of Philosophy held at China National Convention Centre Beijing on 17th August 2018 (13th to 19th August 2018).

  • In What sense Value can teach us to be Human? In the roundtable on “Value and Learning to be Human” in the 24th World Conference of Philosophy held at China National Convention Centre Beijing on 15th August 2018 (13th to 19th August 2018). 

  • Universal Ethics in the Modern Education System: Technology, Rationality and Emotion in the 2nd Conclave on Universal Ethics: Perspective of Emotional Intelligence in Education Organized by Tibet House and Ramanujan College on 14th-15th April 2018.

  • Historiography of Modern Indian Philosophy in a National Seminar on Indian Perspectives on Philosophy of History organized by Banasthali Vidyapeeth, Rajasthan during 22nd and 23rd March 2018. 

  • Immersive Cosmopolitanism of K C Bhattacharya in a National Seminar on Beyond Identity: Reflections from South Asian Imaginaries of Nation and Universe organized by Department of Political Science, University of Delhi, Delhi during 13th & 14th March 2018.

  • Identity and Continuity in an ICPR seminar on “Indian Identity and Cultural Continuity” held at Holistic Science Research Centre, Surat during 5th January 2018.

  • Religious Violence and Divergent Identities in the 92nd session of Indian Philosophy Congress held at Holistic Science Research Centre, Surat during 5th – 7th January 2018.

  • Concept of Peace: A Perspective from Samkhya in 3rd Annual International conference on “Peace and Reconciliation: Perspectives from Religion and Philosophy” organized by Vishnumohan Foundation, Chennai during January 27-29, 2018.

  •  Dynamics of Hinduism in Thailand in an International Conference Commemorating 70 years of Independence: Indian in Asia organized by Seoul National University on 8th & 9th of December, 2017.

  • Religious Violence and Globalisation in an India and Iran interface: A Civilizational Dialogue organized by ICPR, New Delhi during 25 & 26 October 2017.

  • The Role of Guru as an Interpreter of Dharma in Global Spiritual Conclave on the theme “Dharma- Ideal and Praxis in the emerging Global Scenario” on 24th to 27th August, 2017 in Santhigiri Ashram, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala.

  • Teaching Indian Philosophy in India: Limitations and Alternatives in an ICPR Workshop on “Teaching Philosophy in the Indian Universities and Colleges” from 13 July to 17th July 2017 at ICPR, Academic Centre, Lucknow. 

  • Culture through the Labyrinth of Globalisation: A Study of Popular Imaginations and Alternative narratives of Digital and non-Digital Telugu literature in a workshop on Popular Imaginaries and Discourses on Politics in India: Exploring Cultural Narratives as Alternative Sites of Knowledge Construction organized by Department of Political Science, University of Delhi supported by ICSSR, New Delhi during 12-14 July, 2017.

  • Storytelling and Identity Construction: Debating Contemporary Folklore in a two-day national seminar on Folk Philosophy in South Asia: Exploring Cosmic and Mundane in the Folklore organized by Banasthali Vidyapith, Banasthali in collaboration with SAARC University, New Delhi during 25th and 26th March 2017.

  • Freedom and Dissent: A Study of the development of Democratic Ideals in Early Buddhist Sangha Buddhism, Religion and Democracy organized by Department of Buddhist Studies, University of Mumbai on 22nd March 2017

  • Reconstruction of Indian Philosophical Framework: Context, Methodology and Approach in the National Seminar on “Re-construction of Indian Philosophical Framework: Quest for Decoding Meaning” organized by Department of Philosophy, University of Goa, Goa during 28-30 January 2017. 

  • Perspectives and Shifts in Education during Globalisation in the Two-day National Seminar on Ancient Wisdom and Multimedia Learning to Transform Modern Education Organized by Indian Society for Indic Studies (InSIS), Vadodara and Indian Council of Philosophical Research, ICPR, New Delhi at Delhi Technological University, Delhi on 14th-15th October, 2016.

  • Pilgrimage and Rituals: Philosophical reflections in a One-day International Symposium organized by Department of Philosophy, Kamala Nehru college, New Delhi on 30th July 2016. 

  • Place of Deen Dayal Upadhyaya in Indian Intellectual Tradition: A Critical Appraisal in the National Seminar on “A Paradigm of Integral Human Development in the thoughts of Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya” during 21-23rd of May, 2016 in Belagavi, Karnataka.

  • Impact of Globalisation on Education in a two-day 5th International Conference on Ethics on the theme Social Responsibility: The Ethical Dimensions organized by Ramanujan College, Delhi during 12th & 13th of March 2016.

  • Historiographical Trends in Research on Indian Philosophy in a three-Day national Seminar on Doing Philosophy in India organized by Indian Council of Philosophical Research, New Delhi at Haridwar during 29th – 31st March 2016.

  • UG Krishnamurthy’s Un-Rational approach to Philosophy in a three-Day national Seminar on Contemporary Indian thinkers organized by Department of Philosophy, University of Delhi during 13th – 15th March 2016. 

  • Buddhist Concept of Happiness in a three-day National Seminar on Philosophy of Mind, Matter and Morals in Buddhist Perspective organized by Centre for Mahayana Buddhism, Nagarjuna University, Guntur during 12th – 14th February 2016.

  • Violence and Religious Minorities: Examining the Egalitarian values of Modern Democratic State in the Cross-cultural context in a three-day International Seminar on Idea of Equality organized by Indian Council of Philosophical Research, New Delhi at India International Centre, New Delhi during 28th to 30th July 2015

  • Ambedkar and Indian Philosophy in a two-day UGC - National Seminar on Philosophical Perspectives of Dr. B. R. Ambedkar organized by Department of CDL & Philosophy, Dravidian University, Kuppam on 5th and 6th of March 2015.

  • Non-Substantialism and Liquid life: A study of Nagarjuna and Bauman in the Global context a three-day Global Seminar on Understanding the Contemporaneity of Acharya Nagarjuna’s Philosophy organized by Centre for Mahayana Buddhism, Acharya Nagarjuna University, Guntur during 28th -30th January 2015.

Invited Special Lectures

  • Education with reference to Indian Philosophy

    an invited talk at the Faculty Development Program on “Indian Philosophy, Indian Psychology and Advances in Education” organized by Bhavan’s College of Education, New Delhi on 18th December 2019.

  • “Assessment and Accreditation of Best Practices in Higher Education Institutions under NAAC framework”

    Valedictory address at NAAC sponsored National Seminar organized by Maitreyi college during 5-6 November 2019.

  • “Advaitin Conception of Happiness through the reading of Panćadaśi”

    organized by Bharatiya Vidya Bhawan, New Delhi on the theme Pursuit of Happiness in Indian Philosophy on 19th November 2019.

  • “Mysteries of Self”

on the occasion of Indian Philosophers day Celebrations (ICPR) organized by Department of philosophy, Mata Sundari College, Delhi           on 16th August 2019.

  • Two lectures on “Contemporary Discourses on Classical Indian Philosophy”

    at a refresher course organized by HRDC, JNU on 19th July 2019.

  • “Indian Philosophy and its Relevance to the Contemporary Education system”

    on the Indian Philosophers day Celebraations (ICPR) organized by Department of Education, University of Delhi, Delhi on 29th April 2019.

  • “Indian Ethics: Analysis of Orthodox and Heterodox”

    in Indian Philosophers Day (ICPR) celebrations organized by Centre for Philosophy, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi on 24th April 2019.

  • “Social Dilemmas in Public Interface”

    in the Annual Philosophy Festival - Skeptics at Daulat Ram College, New Delhi on 8th April 2019.

  • “How to do Philosophy?”

    in the Annual Philosophy Festival at Dayal Singh College, New Delhi on 6th April 2019.

  • “Principle of Autonomy: A Human rights perspective”

Indian Philosophical Research periodical Lecture at Laxmibai college, New Delhi on 14th March 2019.

  • “Media Ethics”

at Hansraj College, New Delhi on 8th September 2018.

  • Chaired the session on “Indian Philosopher’s Day Celebrations”

organized by Deshbandhu College, New Delhi on 8th August 2018.

  • “Philosophical Counselling”

at Faculty Development Program organized by Shyama Prasad Mukherjee college, New Delhi on 22nd September 2018

  • ICPR invited Lecture on “Indian Sources of Philosophical Counselling”

at Shyama Prasad Mukherjee College, New Delhi 16th March 2018

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