Prof. Sundar Sarukkai

Visiting Faculty,
Centre for Society and Policy, IISc

Dr Sundar Sarukkai is the founder of the Barefoot Philosophers, an initiative to bring philosophy to the public. He is the author of the following books: Translating the World: Science and Language, Philosophy of Symmetry, Indian Philosophy and Philosophy of Science, What is Science? and two books co-authored with Gopal Guru – The Cracked Mirror: An Indian Debate on Experience and Theory and most recently Experience, Caste and the Everyday Social. His book titled JRD Tata and the Ethics of Philanthropy was published in July 2020. He is the Co-Chief Editor of the Springer Handbook of Logical Thought in India, the Series Editor for the Science and Technology Studies Series, Routledge and editorial advisory member of Leonardo as well as Marg. Sarukkai was a professor of philosophy at the National Institute of Advanced Studies till 2019 and was the Founder-Director of the Manipal Centre for Philosophy and Humanities where he set up an innovative interdisciplinary postgraduate program. He has been actively taking philosophy to different communities and places, conducting philosophy workshops for children and bringing philosophy to the public through his writing in the media. His forthcoming book Philosophy for Children will be published in English and other languages.

Experience, Caste and the Everyday Social (with Gopal Guru), Oxford University Press, 2019.

JRD Tata and the Ethics of Philanthropy, Routledge, 2020.

“Self-Reliant India: Self of a Nation or a National Self?”, Journal of Social and Economic Development, To appear.

“Indigenous Education Practices” (with K. V. Akshara), in Global Education Systems: Handbook of Education Systems in South Asia, Eds. Padma M Sarangapani and Rekha Pappu, Springer, To appear.

“Digital Global Warming” (with Sekhar Sarukkai), Economic and Political Weekly 55 (23), 2020.

“A Blinkered View of Humanities Education?”, Economic and Political Weekly 54, 2019.

Interview in the publication of STS&Crisis project hosted by the Harvard Program on Science, Technology & Society:

Interview on STS in India:

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