Scholars invited under this category are required to make a presentation and present a script of the paper to the Institute during their course of stay that ranges from one day to a maximum of a week. A detailed CV along with a brief note about the talk may be emailed to the Academic Resource Officer at aro@iias.ac.in

Visiting Scholar 2019

Name Title and Date of the Lecture
Ms. Smita Barooah Sanyal ‘Youth and Addictions’ on 2nd April 2019
Dr. Gopal Krishan Shah Performed and delivered a lecture on “Time theory in Indian Raga System” on 08th April, 2019
Dr. Ashima Sood Speculative Urbanization in India? (30th April 2019)
Dr. Nandini Bhattacharyya Panda “COLONIZATION OF ‘LAW’ IN NORTHEAST INDIA: TRADITION, CUSTOM, AND THE EMPIRE on 14 May 2019
Dr. Jayanta Dutta The Evolution of our Universe from Big Bang (an introduction to the First Source of light in the Universe)(17 May, 2019)
Professor Gita Dharampal  Mahatma Gandhi and Islam: A relationship defined by Affinity, Fascination, Crisis and Rupture (27 May, 2019)
Dr. Veena R. Howard Queen Gāndhārī’s Mapping the Battlefield through the “Divine Eye:” Shifting the Gaze from Masculine Virility to Feminine Vulnerability (31 May, 2019)
Professor Anup Kumar, Ph.D. Populism as a Political Practice: It is not Content, but Repertoire that Unites Shades of Populism on 5 July 2019.
Dr. V.J. Varghese Making and Unmaking of a Kutiyettakkaran: Cultural Representations and the Migrant Subjectivity in Kerala on 17th July 2019
Dr. Kamal Nayan Choubey The Forest, Tribal Life and Intricate Legal Structure: From Subjecthood to Quest for Justice and Citizenship Rights” on 5th August 2019
Shri Siddhartha 'Eco-spirituality, Food sovereignty and Social justice' on 16th August 2019
Professor Nachiketa Tiwari MATHEMATICAL RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN PANINI’S CONSONANTS on 13th September 2019
Shri Ayon Maharaj “Swami Vivekananda’s Reconceptualization of Advaita Vedānta in the Light of Sri Ramakrishna” Guest of Honour was Lt Gen KJ Singh, State Information Commissioner, Punjab. (21 October 2019)
Professor Ananta Giri “Social Sciences and the Regional Imagination of India: Social Theory, Asian Dialogues and Planetary Conversations" (2 December 2019)

Visiting Scholar 2018

Name Title and Date of the Lecture
Dr. Alexander F. Scott Economic Development and Indian Self-Determination: Cultural, Developmental, and Neurobiological Implications of India’s Cultural Shift toward a Nuclear Family Norm” on 10 April 2018
Professor Nandini C. Singh The Reading Brain” on 23rd April, 2018
Professor Jagbir Singh Inter-faith Dialogue and the Discourse of Guru Granth Sahib” on 18 May 2018
Dr. Surjeet Singh Lee “The Jangams: An Oral Epic in the Shaivite Tradition” on 21 May 2018
Shri Mohit Bhardwaj The Oral Veda Tradition” on 22 May 2018
Carmel Christy K.J. “The life of Caste, Gender and the Body: Boundaries of knowing” on 06th June 2018
Ms. Neela Bhagat “Musical Ethos: Traditional and Contemporary” on 31 August 2018
Professor V.N. Jha Classical Indian Theories of Error (25 September 2018)
Dr. Lakshmi Subramanian “Articulating an Aesthetics: for Indian classical music in the 20th century: Revising the “theory-practice binary” on 05th October 2018
Professor Vasanthi Srinivasan “Friendship and Prudence: Insights from the Pancatantra” on 16th November, 2018
Professor Shailendra Raj Mehta “Freedom of Speech, Inquiry and Religion in India and in the West” on 06 December 2018
Dr. Rahul Chaturvedi "Mental Health and Literature: Towards a Poetics of Medical Humanities” on 25th March 2019
Professor Pradeep Trikha Diverse Voices & Alternative Traditions: Rajasthani Tales as Artifacts” on 26th March 2019

Visiting Scholar 2017

Name Title and Date of the Lecture
Dr. Nalini Persram Thought Through Motility: Phenomenological and Somatic Studies of the Conceptual (17 March 2017)
Dr. Kathryn Hardy Sounding out the Crowd: Cinematic signs and Embodies Politics in Regional Mumbai (05 May 2017)
Dr. Elizabeth Wilson Be the Change: Gandhi and Human Rights (21 June 2017)
Professor Dinesh Prasad Saklani Valmiki Ramayana & Gender Issue-Case of Sita (28 July 2017)
Professor Shekhar Pathak Chipko Andolan: An Evaluation Leadership Organization and Participation (14 September 2017)
Shri Makarand Sathe Nationalism and Cultural Freedom (06 October 2017)
Mr. Anant Mahapatra Odia Theatre through Decades  (12 October 2017)
Professor Gerard Huet The Sanskrit Heritage Platform (26 October 2017)

Visiting Scholar 2016

Name Title and Date of the Lecture
Shri P. Sainath Rural India-a living journal, a breathing archive (The everyday lives of everyday people) (08 April 2016)
Professor Ananta Kumar Giri With and Beyond Epistemologies from the south: ontological Epistemology of Participation, Multi-topical Hermeneutics and the Contemporary Challenges of Planetary Realizations (09 May 2016)
Professor Roy W. Perrett Memory, Doubt and the Self (20 May 2016)
Professor Anirban Chakraborti Physicists Approach to Studying Socio-Economic Inequalities: can Humans be Modeled as Atoms? (25 May 2016)
Professor Sreekala M. Nair Releasing Theology from Epistemological Barriers: A Postmodern Narrative (19 August 2016)
Professor Narayani Gupta The Hall of Nation as a Metaphor for our sense of History
Professor Uma Chakravarti The Feminist Turn in Documentary Cinema: An Audio Visual Presentation (18 October 2016)
Shri Makarand Sathe Political and Social Aspects of Theatre during 19th Century Colonial Rule-with reference to Marathi Theatre (15 November 2016)

Visiting Scholar 2015

Name Title and Date of the Lecture
Professor John Russon The Limits of Money: Phenomenological Reflections on Selfhood and Value (28 April 2015)
Dr. Harro Maat Anti-commodities as a Concept for Rural History; Local Responses to Colonial Cultures and their Legacies (18 June 2015)
Satya P. Gautam Doing Philosophy Through Literature: Excursions in Philosophical Terrain through Jostein Gaarder’s Novels (03 July 2015)
Dr. Chitralekha Zutshi Narrating Paradise on Earth: Place-Making and History-Writing in Kashmir (10 July 2015)
Dr. Arupjyoti Saikia Commodities, Citizens and Making of a Border,: Assam, 1947-50s (16 July 2015)
Professor Satendra Nandan Postal Indian Diaspora in Australasia: 1879-2014 (13 August 2015)
Dr. M.G. Vassanji The New (Asian) African: Politics and Creativity in the 1960s (18 August 2015)
Dr. V. Ravi Vaithees Re-inscribing Caivam (Saivism) as Tamil Nation: Maraimalai Atigal and the Genealogy of Tamil Nationalism and the Dravidian Movement (13 November 2015)
Professor Gaurav Desai ‘Ye Zindagi Usi ki Hai’: Illicit Desire and (Post)colonial Romance in M.G. Vassanji’s The Book of Secrets (04 December 2015)