Visiting Scholars from 2016 onwards

Sr. No. Name Bio Title of Lecture
1 Shri P. Sainath Eminent journalist
Former Rural Affairs Editor of The Hindu
Rural India — a living journal, a breathing archive
(The everyday lives of everyday people) (08 April 2016)
2 Professor Ananta Kumar Giri Professor
Madras Institute of Development Studies, Chennai
With and Beyond Epistemologies from the South: Ontological Epistemology of Participation, Multi-topial Hermeneutics and the Contemporary Challenges of Planetary Realizations                                                            (09 May 2016)
3 Professor Roy W. PERRETT Professor of Philosophy, University of Hawai'i at Manoa "Memory, Doubt and the Self" (20 May 2016)
4 Professor Anirban Chakraborti Professor and Dean, School of Computational & Integrative Sciences
Coordinator, Mathematical & Computational Empowerment Cell
Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
Physicists’ Approach to Studying Socio-Economic Inequalities: Can Humans be Modelled as Atoms?" on 25 May 2016.
5 Professor Sreekala M. Nair Head
Department of Philosophy
Sree Sankaracharya University of Sanskrit
Kalady, Kerala
Releasing Theology from Epistemological Barriers: A Postmodern Narrative” on 19 August, 2016
6 Professor Narayani Gupta Professor (retired), Department of History and Culture, Jamia Millia Islamia University, New Delhi The Hall of Nations as a Metaphor for our sense of History'.
7 Professor Uma Chakravarti Miranda House, the premier women's college in Delhi University “The Feminist Turn in Documentary Cinema: An Audio Visual Presentation” on 18 October 2016
8 Shri Makarand Sathe Renowned Marathi Playwright and Theatre Historian “Political and Social Aspects of Theatre during 19th Century Colonial Rule- With reference to Marathi Theatre” on 15 November 2016
9 Dr. Nalini Persram Associate Professor
Department of Social Science,
Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies
Centre for Research on Latin American and the Caribbean
Kaneff Tower
York University
"Thought Through Motility: Phenomenological and Somatic Studios of the Conceptual” on 17 March 2017
10. Dr. Kathryn Hardy Andrew W. Mellon Fellow, Modeling Interdisciplinary Inquiry
Interdisciplinary Project in the Humanities
Washington University in St. Louis
“Sounding Out the Crowd: Cinematic Signs and Embodied Politics in “Regional” Mumbai” on 05 May 2017
11. Dr. Elizabeth Wilson Visiting Faculty, Rutgers Law School
Fulbright-Nehru Senior Scholar, Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi
“Be the Change:  Gandhi and Human Rights” on 21 June 2017
12. Professor Dinesh Prasad Saklani Professor
Department History, Ancient Indian History,
Culture & Archaeology
Institution HNB Garhwal University, Srinagar,
Valmiki Ramayana & Gender Issue- Case of Sita” on 28 July 2017.
13. Professor Shekhar Pathak Formerly Professor of History, Kumaon University, Nainital;
Senior Fellow, Nehru Memorial Museum and Library, New Delhi;
Fellow, Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla
Editor, PAHAR
CHIPKO ANDOLAN: AN EVALUATION Leadership, Organization and Participation(14 September 2017)
14. Shri Makarand Sathe Renowned Marathi Playwright and Theatre Historian Nationalism and Cultural Freedom” on 06 October 2017
15. Mr. Anant Mahapatra The Renaissance Man of Odia Theatre Odia Theatre through Decades” on 12 October 2017
16. Professor Gérard Huet Emeritus Professor
INRIA, Paris, France
“The Sanskrit Heritage Platform” on 26 October 2017
17. Dr. Judith Misrahi-Barak  Associate Professor, University Paul Valéry Montpellier 3, France Indentureship, Caste and the Crossing of the Kala Pani” on 07 March 2018
18. Dr. Alexander F. Scott Scott Research Group
Bloomington Indiana, USA
“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
19. Professor Nandini C. Singh Additional Professor
National Brain Research Centre,
The Reading Brain” on 23rd April, 2018
20. Professor Jagbir Singh Vice-Chancellor
Central University of Punjab
“Inter-faith Dialogue and the Discourse of Guru Granth Sahib” on 18 May 2018
21. Dr. Surjeet Singh Lee Former Professor & Head, Department of Anthropological Linguistics and Punjab University  “The Jangams: An Oral Epic in the Shaivite Tradition” on 21 May 2018
22. Shri Mohit Bhardwaj The Oral Veda Tradition” on 22 May 2018
23. Carmel Christy K.J. Assistant Professor
Department of Journalism
Kamala Nehru College
University of Delhi
“The life of Caste, Gender and the Body: Boundaries of knowing” on 06th June 2018
24. Ms. Neela Bhagat Renowned performer of  Kathak Style of dance “Musical Ethos: Traditional and Contemporary” on 31 August 2018
25. Professor V.N. Jha Former Director
Centre of Advanced Study in Sanskrit
University of Pune
Classical Indian Theories of Error (25 September 2018)
26. Dr. Lakshmi Subramanian Former Professor of History Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta
IUC Associate in the Indian Institute of Advanced Studies, Shimla
“Articulating an Aesthetics: for Indian classical music in the 20th century: Revising the “theory-practice binary” on 05th October 2018
27. Professor Vasanthi Srinivasan Department of Political Science
University of Hyderabad
Gachi Bowli Campus
“Friendship and Prudence: Insights from the Pancatantra” on 16th November, 2018
28. Professor Shailendra Raj Mehta President and Director and Distinguished Professor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, MICA
Shela, Ahmedabad
“Freedom of Speech, Inquiry and Religion in India and in the West” on 06 December 2018
29. Professor Margaret Mills Harper University of Limerick, Ireland "Yeats's Expansive Vision” (25th Feb. 2019)
30. Professor Ben Levitas Goldsmiths University of London Ireland, Theatre and Modernity: From Salome to 2016 (25th Feb. 2019)
31. Professor Sean G. Valentine University of Barcelona
32. Professor Dhananjay Singh Centre for English Studies
School of Language,
Literature and Culture Studies
Jawaharlal Nehru University
New Delhi
33. Dr. Rahul Chaturvedi Assistant Professor, Department of English, BHU, Varanasi "Mental Health and Literature: Towards a Poetics of Medical Humanities” on 25th March 2019
34. Professor Pradeep Trikha Professor and Head, Department of English, Mohanlal Sukhadia University, Udaipur. Diverse Voices & Alternative Traditions: Rajasthani Tales as Artifacts” on 26th March 2019
35. Ms. Smita Barooah Sanyal

Mental health therapist specializing in addictions. Author of  “Understanding Addictions” (Roli Books, 2012)

‘Youth and Addictions’ on 2nd April 2019
36. Dr. Gopal Krishan Shah Assistant Professor
University of Delhi
Performed and delivered a lecture on “Time theory in Indian Raga System” on 08th April, 2019
37. Dr. Ashima Sood Fellow, Centre for Learning and Management Practice
Indian School of Business
 Speculative Urbanization in India? (30th April 2019)
38. Dr. Nandini Bhattacharyya Panda Guest faculty at Women's Studies Research Centre, University of Calcutta
& Senior Fellow,
Nehru Memorial Museum and Library
39. Dr. Jayanta Dutta National Post-Doctoral Fellowship (NPDF)
Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), Mohali
• The Evolution of our Universe from Big Bang (an introduction to the First Source of light in the Universe)(17 May, 2019)
40. Professor Gita Dharampal  retired Head, History Dept., SAI, Heidelberg University, Germany)
Dean of Research (Honorary Position)
Gandhi Research Foundation
Gandhi Teerth,
• Mahatma Gandhi and Islam: A relationship defined by Affinity, Fascination, Crisis and Rupture (27 May, 2019)
41. Dr. Veena R. Howard Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy, California State University, Fresno • Queen Gāndhārī’s Mapping the Battlefield through the “Divine Eye:” Shifting the Gaze from Masculine Virility to Feminine Vulnerability (31 May, 2019)
42. Professor  Anup Kumar, Ph.D. Director
Journalism and Promotional Communication, School of Communication
Cleveland State University
Cleveland, OH 44115
Populism as a Political Practice: It is not Content, but Repertoire that Unites Shades of Populism on 5 July 2019.
43. Dr. V.J. VARGHESE Assistant Professor
Department of History
University of Hyderabad
Making and Unmaking of a Kutiyettakkaran: Cultural Representations and the Migrant Subjectivity in Kerala on 17th July 2019
44. Shri Arun Anand, Sandipan Deb and Prafulla Ketkar Journalists, Columnists. Panel Discussion on Media and the Nation
45. Dr. Kamal Nayan Choubey Assistant Professor
Department of Political Science
Dyal Singh College
Delhi University
The Forest, Tribal Life and Intricate Legal Structure: From Subjecthood to Quest for Justice and Citizenship Rights” on 5th August 2019
46. Shri Siddhartha Founder, Peepal Tree, Fireflies Intercultural Centre Eco-spirituality, Food sovereignty and Social justice' on 16th August 2019
47. Professor Nachiketa Tiwari  Professor
Department of Mechanical Engineering at Indian Institute of Kanpur
48. Shri Ayon Maharaj Department of Philosophy, Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda Educational and Research Institute, Belur “Swami Vivekananda’s Reconceptualization of Advaita Vedānta in the Light of Sri Ramakrishna”
49. Professor Ananta Giri Professor
Madras Institute of Development Studies, Chennai
“Social Sciences and the Regional Imagination of India: Social Theory, Asian Dialogues and Planetary Conversations"