Name  : Chackalackal Saju CMI

Email   : saju at chackalackal dot com

Phone  : 08041116263

About Me

Institute/Faculty FACULTY OF PHILOSOPHY
SpecializationWestern Philosphy, Ethics, Emmanuel Kant
AddressDharmaram College,
Bangalore, 560029

Academic Qualification

Post-Graduate and Doctoral Studies

2002:Doctor of Philosophy, 2002, Thomas Aquinas, Rome (Italy)

1989: Licentiatein Philosophy, 1989, DVK, Bangalore (India)

Undergraduate Studies

1993: Bachelor of Theology, 1993, JDV, Pune (India)

1987: Bachelor of Philosophy, 1987, DVK, Bangalore (India)

 

Teaching Experienc

1994 – (Dharmaram Vidya Kshetram & Christ University, Bangalore)

Darsana Instituteo f Philosophy, Wardha, MS

Jyothisadan Institute of Philosophy, Bangalore

NIAS, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore

St. Antony’s Institute of Philosophy, Bangalore

Satya Nilayam (Dept. ofPhilosophy, Loyola College), Chennai

 

Courses Taught

1. Undergraduate Level

Logic

Epistemology

Kantian Ethics

Enlightenment in Kant and Ambedkar

Moral Philosophy / General Ethics

Applied Ethics / Special Ethics

Value Consciousness in Indian Classics

Value Depiction in Contemporary Literature

Philosophy of Nature and Science

Contemporary Indian Philosophy

Hindu Revivalism

Religious Philosophy of Ramanamaharshi

Research Methodology

2. Research Guidance (Doctoral Thesis)

[2011-12] “Terrorism versus Justice:  A Philosophical Inquiry into Islamic Fundamentalism and Terrorism on the Basis of Rawlsian Concept of Justice,” DVK (workin progress)

[2010] “The Virtually Unconditioned: The Ground of Knowledge in Judgment according to Bernard Lonergan,” DVK, Dissertation directed by Saju Chackalackal

[2008] “Virtue ofTruth: Limiting Divisiveness and Seeking Truth Authentically through a Symbiotic Relation of Apperception, Appraisal, and Appropriation,” DVK Dissertation directed by Saju Chackalackal

Academic Responsibilities

2012-: President, Dharmaram Vidya Kshetram, Bangalore
1994-: Professor in Philosophy, Dharmaram Vidya Kshetram, Bangalore
2010-: Director of Globethics.net India (www.globethics.net), Geneva, India
2009-2012: Dean, Faculty of Philosophy, Dharmaram Vidya Kshetram, Bangalore
2009-2012: Head of the Department (HoD), Department of Philosophy, Christ University, Bangalore
2009-: Associate Director, Centre for the Study of World Religions (CSWR), Dharmaram Vidya Kshetram, Bangalore
2002-2009: Chief Editor, Journal of Dharma, Dharmaram Journal of Religions and Philosophies, DVK, Bangalore
2009-: Review Editor & Associate Editor, Journal of Dharma: An International Quarterly of Religions and Philosophies, DVK, Bangalore
2009-: Associate Editor, Tattva: Journal of Philosophy, Christ University, Bangalore
2009-: Associate Editor, Asian Horizons: Dharmaram Journal of Theology, Dharmaram Vidya Kshetram, Bangalore
2012-: Associate Editor, Iustitia: Dharmaram Journal of Canon Law, Dharmaram Vidya Kshetram, Bangalore
2007-2009: Director, Licentiate in Philosophy, DVK, Bangalore
2007-: Lecturer, Department of Philosophy, Christ University, Bangalore
2004-2009: Animator, Centre for the Study of World Religions, DVK, Bangalore

Publications

1.Books

[2011] Chackalackal, Saju, ed., Tradition and Innovation: Philosophy of Rootedness and Openness, Bangalore: Asian Trading Corporation, 2011. [ISBN: 978-81-7086-610-7].
[2012 Forthcoming] Chackalackal, Saju, Research Methodology, 2nd enlarged edition, Bangalore: Dharmaram Publications, 2010.
[2012 Forthcoming] Chackalackal, Saju, Encounters between Religion and Society: Philosophical Perspectives, Bangalore: Dharmaram Publications, 2010.
[2010] Chackalackal, Saju (Sectional Editor), ACPI Encyclopedia of Philosophy, 2 vols., Johnson J. Puthenpurackal, editor-in-chief, Bangalore: Asian Trading Corporation, 2010.
Chackalackal, Saju, ed., Indigenous Philosophizing: Indian Horizons, Bangalore: Dharmaram Publications, 2010 [pages: xii 586; ISBN: 978-81-89958-33-6]. Reviews: http://indigenousphilosophizing.blogspot.com/
[2009] Chackalackal, Saju, ed., New Horizons of Indian Christian Living: A Festschrift in Honour of Vadakethala Francis Vineeth, Bangalore: Vidyavanam Publications, 2009 [pages: xii 932; ISBN: 978-81-905799-6-4]. Reviews: http://newhorizonsofindianchristianliving.blogspot.com/
[2007] Chackalackal, Saju, ed., Christian Leadership and Integration (Festschrift in Honour of Prof. Dr. Thomas Aykara CMI), co-edited with Thomas Kollamparampil, Paulachan Kochappilly, and Jose Thadavanal, Bangalore: Dharmaram Publications, 2007.
[2004] Chackalackal, Saju, Research Methodology, Bangalore: Dharmaram Publications, 2004.
[2002] Chackalackal, Saju, Unity of Knowing and Acting in Kant: A Paradigmatic Integration of the Theoretical and the Practical, Bangalore: Dharmaram Publications, 2002.
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[2000] Chackalackal, Saju, Stephen Hawking’s Quest for a Theory of Everything, Bangalore: Dharmaram Publications, 2000.
Chackalackal, Saju, Euthanasia, Bangalore: Dharmaram Publications, 2000.
[1994] Chackalackal, Saju, The Word in the World, Bangalore: Vidyavanam Publications, 1994.
[1992] Chackalackal, Saju, Ramayana and the Indian Ideal, Bangalore: Dharmaram Publications, 1992.

 

2. Research Articles

[2009] “Trends in Philosophy in the Third Millennium,” Journal of Dharma 34, 2 (April-June 2009), 129-273 [Edited by Saju Chackalackal]
“Sex and Religion,” Journal of Dharma 34, 1 (January-March 2009), 1-128 [Edited by Saju Chackalackal]
[2008] “Religion and Language,” Journal of Dharma 33, 4 (October-December 2008), 319-440 [Edited by Saju Chackalackal]
“Religion and National Integration,” Journal of Dharma 33, 3 (July-September 2008), 221-318 [Edited by Saju Chackalackal]
“Religious Ethos and Environmental Ethics,” Journal of Dharma 33, 2 (April-June 2008), 109-220 [Edited by Saju Chackalackal]
“Human Person: Brain, Mind, and Soul,” Journal of Dharma 33, 1 (January-March 2008), 1-108 [Edited by Saju Chackalackal]
[2007] “Religion, Economics, and Development,” Journal of Dharma 32, 4 (October-December 2007), 317-422 [Edited by Saju Chackalackal]
“Religion and Law: Forces of Liberation,” Journal of Dharma 32, 3 (July-September 2007), 219-316 [Edited by Saju Chackalackal]
“Religious Literacy and Secularism,” Journal of Dharma 32, 2 (April-June 2007), 103-220 [Edited by Saju Chackalackal]
“Terrorism and Global Responsibility,” Journal of Dharma 32, 1 (January-March 2007), 1-102 [Edited by Saju Chackalackal]
[2006] “Ecological Concerns,” Journal of Dharma 31, 4 (October-December 2006), 385-514 [Edited by Saju Chackalackal]
“Trends in Religious Worship,” Journal of Dharma 31, 3 (July-September 2006), 275-383 [Edited by Saju Chackalackal]
“Religion and Education,” Journal of Dharma 31, 2 (April-June 2006), 143-274 [Edited by Saju Chackalackal]
[2005] “Rationality of Mysticism,” Journal of Dharma 30, 4 (October-December 2005), 379-497 [Edited by Saju Chackalackal]
“Asian Hermeneutics: New Horizons,” Journal of Dharma 30, 3 (July-September 2005), 279-376 [Edited by Saju Chackalackal]
“Psychology of Religion,” Journal of Dharma 30, 2 (April-June 2005), 145-277 [Edited by Saju Chackalackal]
“Culture of Life,” Journal of Dharma 30, 1 (January-March 2005), 1-143 [Edited by Saju Chackalackal]
[2004] “Business Ethics,” Journal of Dharma 29, 34(October-December 2004), 407-501 [Edited by Saju Chackalackal]
“Modern Saints of Bhakti Tradition,” Journal of Dharma 29, 3 (July-September 2004), 271-406 [Edited by Saju Chackalackal]
“Gender Justice Today,” Journal of Dharma 29, 2 (April-June 2004), 119-269 [Edited by Saju Chackalackal]
“Hindutva: Cultural and Religious Response,” Journal of Dharma 29, 1 (January-March 2004), 1-116 [Edited by Saju Chackalackal]
[2003] “Prayer in World Religions,” Journal of Dharma 28, 4 (October-December 2003), 409-568 [Edited by Saju Chackalackal]
“Religious Festivals,” Journal of Dharma 28, 3 (July-September 2003), 299-407 [Edited by Saju Chackalackal]
“Rewriting History: A Critique,” Journal of Dharma 28, 2 (April-June 2003), 143-1298 [Edited by Saju Chackalackal]
“Religious Conversion,” Journal of Dharma 28, 1 (January-March 2003), 1-142 [Edited by Saju Chackalackal]

3. Other Works

[2012] Chackalackal, Saju, “Father Francis Vineeth: Opening New Horizons of Christian Living,” Third Millennium 15, 1 (January-March 2012), 49-82.
[2012 Forthcoming] Chackalackal, Saju, “Escalating Suicide Rates and the Need to Reinforce Christian Faith Formation,” in Asian Horizons.
[2012 Forthcoming] Chackalackal, Saju, “‘They May Have Life, and Have It Abundantly’: Mother Teresa and Her Critics” in Light of Truth.
[2012 Forthcoming] Chackalackal, Saju, “Igniting the Minds to Transform the Society: Legacy of K. E. Chavara and CMI Institutions for Innovative and Inclusive Patterns of Education in India” in George Thadathil, ed., Christian Educational Institutions: The Making of Modern Democratic India, pages… Shimla: Indian Institute for Advanced Studies, 2011.
[2012 Forthcoming] Chackalackal, Saju, “Amartya Sen’s Contempt for Transcendental Institutions: A Critique on the Consequentialist Way of Realizing Justice” in Welfare Paradigms and Social Sectors, Bangalore: Christ University Publications, 2011.
[2011] Chackalackal, Saju, “Tradition vis-?-vis Innovation: A Quest for Samanvayam (Introduction)” in Tradition and Innovation: Philosophy of Rootedness and Openness, ed. Saju Chackalackal, 1-12, Bangalore: Asian Trading Corporation, 2011. [ISBN: 978-81-7086-610-7].
Chackalackal, Saju, “Towards a Theory of Justice: Tradition Innovation Dynamics in The Idea of Justice by Amartya Sen” in Tradition and Innovation: Philosophy of Rootedness and Openness, ed. Saju Chackalackal, 451-500, Bangalore: Asian Trading Corporation, 2011. [ISBN: 978-81-7086-610-7].
[2011] Chackalackal, Saju, “Wounded Nature and Bounded Human” (Foreword) in Rush to Riches: The War on Creation by Rayappa A. Kasi (Paul Wiegelmann Lectures on Environmental Studies: 2), xv-xxv, Bangalore: Dharmaram Publications, 2011.
Chackalackal, Saju, “Religion vis-?-vis Mysticism: A Quest for the Meaningfulness of Life,” Journal of Dharma 36, 1 (January-March 2011), 3-14.
[2010] Chackalackal, Saju, “In Defence of Theoretical Ethics: A Critique on Amartya Sen’s The Idea of Justice,” Journal of Dharma 35, 4 (October-December 2010), 259-275.
Chackalackal, Saju, “Indigenous Philosophizing and Indian Horizons: An Introduction” in Indigenous Philosophizing: Indian Horizons, ed. Saju Chackalackal, Dharmaram Philosophy Series 5, 1-26, Bangalore: Dharmaram Publications, 2009.
Chackalackal, Saju, “Philosophy in India Ought to Be Indigenous” in Indigenous Philosophizing: Indian Horizons, ed. Saju Chackalackal, Dharmaram Philosophy Series 5, 531-570, Bangalore: Dharmaram Publications, 2009.
[2010 Forthcoming] Chackalackal, Saju, “Why and How of Indigenous Philosophising in India,” in Indigenous Philosophising, ed. V. S. George, Chennai: Satyanilayam, 2009.
[2010 Forthcoming] Chackalackal, Saju, "Buddha and Kant: Human and Moral Foundations of Religion," Dynamics of Dharma: An Interdisciplinary Approach, ed. Augustine Thottakara (Bangalore: Dharmaram Publications, 2010?).
[2010 Forthcoming] Chackalackal, Saju, “Pseudo-Religion and Fundamentalism: Threat to Inter-Religious Harmony,” in A Multi-Religious India of Tomorrow, ed., George Hadrian Ambooken, Salem: Arutcholai, 2010.
Chackalackal, Saju, “History of Philosophy, Philosophy of” in ACPI Encyclopedia of Philosophy, vol. 1, Johnson J. Puthenpurackal, editor-in-chief, 610-621, Bangalore: Asian Trading Corporation, 2010.
[2009] Chackalackal, Saju, “Kant’s Theoretical Philosophy,” IGNOU, 2009
Chackalackal, Saju, “Introduction” in New Horizons of Indian Christian Living: A Festschrift in Honour of Prof. Dr. Vadakethala Francis Vineeth CMI, ed. Saju Chackalackal, 1-2, Bangalore & Coimbatore: Vidyavanam Publications & Preshitha Communications, 2009.
Chackalackal, Saju, “Towards New Horizons of Indian Christian Living” in New Horizons of Indian Christian Living: A Festschrift in Honour of Prof. Dr. Vadakethala Francis Vineeth CMI, ed. Saju Chackalackal, 49-84, Bangalore & Coimbatore: Vidyavanam Publications & Preshitha Communications, 2009.
Chackalackal, Saju, “Freedom, Justice, and Development: An Appraisal of Cathedrals of Development,” in Roy Palatty, Cathedrals of Development: A Critique on the Developmental Model of Amartya Sen, Bangalore: Christ University Publications, 2009, xi-xxxiv.
Chackalackal, Saju, “Pseudo-Religion, Fundamentalism, and Violence,” Journal of Dharma 34, 3 (July-September 2009), 281-300.
Chackalackal, Saju, “Trends in Philosophy in the Third Millennium (Editorial),” Journal of Dharma 34, 2 (April-June 2009), 131-134.
Chackalackal, Saju, “Philosophy and Ethics in Defence of a Culture of Life,” Journal of Dharma 34, 2 (April-June 2009), 247-265.
Chackalackal, Saju, “Sex and Religion: Contemporary Responses,” Journal of Dharma 34, 1 (January-March 2009), 3-18.
[2008] Chackalackal, Saju, “Religious Fundamentalism in India and Caste and Cultural Conflicts: An Ethical Response,” Theology for Our Times (ECC, Bangalore), 11 (July 2008), 17-39.
Chackalackal, Saju, “My ‘Medical’ Pilgrimage to the ‘Isai Baba’ of Chandpur” (A Mission Narrative), Third Millennium [The same text, with minor modifications, appeared in Global CMission 3, 3 (December 2008), 22-35].
Chackalackal, Saju, “Philosophy at Dharmaram and an Integral Outlook,” Journal of Dharma 33, 1-4 (January-March 2008), 7-16.
[2007] Chackalackal, Saju, “Religion, Economics, and Development,” Journal of Dharma 32, 4, (October-December 2007), 319
Chackalackal, Saju, “Religion and Law: Forces of Liberation?” Journal of Dharma 32, 3 (July-September 2007), 221-240.
Chackalackal, Saju, “Religious Literacy and Secularism,” Journal of Dharma 32, 2 (April-June 2007), 105-113.
Chackalackal, Saju, “Terrorism and Global Responsibility: An Alternative Reading in the Context of Globalisation,” Journal of Dharma 32, 1 (January-March 2007), 3-22.
Chackalackal, Saju, “Freedom for Human Realization” (Foreword), in Shibin Thuniampral, Through Freedom to the Real: A Study on the Basic Triadic Unity of Freedom, Action and God in Kantian Ethics, Bangalore: Dharmaram Publications, 2007, ix-xx.
Chackalackal, Saju, “Dialogue in Indian Tradition” (A Critical Review on Dialogue in Indian Tradition by John Britto Chethimattam 1969), in John Britto Chethimattam: A Pioneer of Indian Christian Theology, eds. Kuncheria Pathil and Shaji George Kochuthara, 80-109, Bangalore: Dharmaram Publications, 2007.
Chackalackal, Saju, "Integral Vision of Education for an Enhanced Humanity" in Christian Leadership and Integration (Festschrift in Honour of Prof. Dr. Thomas Aykara CMI), eds. Thomas Kollamparampil, Paulachan Kochappilly, Saju Chackalackal, and Jose Thadavanal, 220-241, Bangalore: Dharmaram Publications, 2007.
Chackalackal, Saju, "Engendering a Holistic Ethics in Community: Renegotiating Values, Rights, and Agency of Woman's Body" in Engendering Ethics, ed. Evangeline Anderson (Bangalore: UTC, 2008).
[2006] Chackalackal, Saju, “Ecological Concerns: Adverse Impact of Religion, Economy, and Politics” (Editorial), Journal of Dharma 31, 4 (October-December 2006), 387-406.
Chackalackal, Saju, “An Appraisal of Physics without Metaphysics?” in Raphael Neelamkavil, Physics without Metaphysics? Categories of Second Generation Scientific Ontology, Bangalore: Dharmaram Publications, 2006, pages xiv-xxi. [The same text, with minor modifications appeared in "Physics without Metaphysics? Categories of Second Generation Scientific Ontology by Raphael Neelamkavil" (Review Article), Advances in Arts and Ideas 2, 1 & 2 (2006), 149-154 and in Journal of Dharma 30, 4 (October-December 2005), 485-492.]
Chackalackal, Saju, "Trends in Religious Worship" (Editorial), Journal of Dharma 31, 3 (July-September 2006), 277-288.
Chackalackal, Saju, "Religion and Education" (Editorial), Journal of Dharma 31, 2 (April-June 2006), 145-164.
[2005] Chackalackal, Saju, "Psychology of Religion" (Editorial), Journal of Dharma 30, 2 (April-June 2005), 147-156.
Chackalackal, Saju, "Kant on Inclinations: 'Alien' or 'Human'?" Journal of Dharma 30, 1 (January-March 2005), 117-134.
Chackalackal, Saju, "Is There a Reason for Admitting Mysticism" (Editorial), Journal of Dharma 30, 4 (October-December 2005), 381-394.
Chackalackal, Saju, "Culture of Life" (Editorial), Journal of Dharma 30, 1 (January-March 2005), 3-12.
Chackalackal, Saju, "Asian Hermeneutics: New Horizons" (Editorial), Journal of Dharma 30, 3 (July-September 2005), 281-292.
[2004] Chackalackal, Saju, "Planning a Family in the Context of Gender Discrimination," Journal of Dharma 29, 2 (April-June 2004), 231-260.
Chackalackal, Saju, "Modern Saints of Bhakti Tradition" (Editorial), Journal of Dharma 29, 3 (July-September 2004), 273-278.
Chackalackal, Saju, "Kant’s Quest for Unity: An Open Project in the Human Community," Angelicum: Periodicum Trimestre Pontificiae Studiorum Universitatis a Sancto Thoma Aquinate in Urbe 81, 4 (2004), 745-779.
Chackalackal, Saju, "Hindutva: Cultural and Religious Response" (Editorial), Journal of Dharma 29, 1 (January-March 2004), 3-12.
Chackalackal, Saju, "Business Ethics" (Editorial), Journal of Dharma 29, 4 (October-December 2004), 409-420.
[2003] Chackalackal, Saju, "Rewriting History: A Critique" (Editorial), Journal of Dharma 28, 2 (April-June 2003), 145-149.
Chackalackal, Saju, "Religious Festivals" (Editorial), Journal of Dharma 28, 3 (July-September 2003), 301-305.
Chackalackal, Saju, "Religious Conversion" (Editorial), Journal of Dharma 28, 1 (January-March 2003), 3-6.
Chackalackal, Saju, "Prayer in World Religions" (Editorial), Journal of Dharma 28, 4 (October-December 2003), 411-416.
Chackalackal, Saju, "Gender Justice Today" (Editorial), Journal of Dharma 28, 2 (April-June 2003), 121-128.
[1999] Chackalackal, Saju, "Entropy versus Resurrection: A Christian Reflection on the Law of Entropy in Physics," Indian Currents (February 22-28, 1999), 40-41, 60-61. This article was published again in Indian Journal of Spirituality, 12, 2 (April–June 1999), 279-288.
Chackalackal, Saju, "Becoming Human: A Welcome Paradigm Shift in Christian Spirituality," Carmela Sandesam (March 1999), 94-96.
[1997] Chackalackal, Saju, "Mother Theresa’s Passing Away: Was It Death or Suicide?" The New Leader (October 16-30, 1997), 31. [The original article in English was translated into Malayalam and published in 1998: “Oru Missionariyude ‘Atmahatya’,” trans. Joshy Paramthottu, Global CMission, vol. 48 (January-March 1998), 15-20]
[1993] Chackalackal, Saju, "Dharmaram in the Vision of Blessed Chavara," Herald of the East (July 1993).
[1992] Chackalackal, Saju, "Guru and Abba: God Experience as the Key to Spiritual Guidance," The Living Word (September–October 1992), 395-412.
[1988] Chackalackal, Saju, "A Synthesis of Tradition and Modernity: A Study on the Contributions of Dr. S. Radhakrishnan," Journal of Dharma 13, 4 (October–December 1988), 396-412.

Participation in Conference

1. Paper Presentation

[2012] Presented papers on “Why Philosophy?” and “How to Philosophize?” in the “Contemporary Trends and Transitions in Humanities and Social Sciences” (Refresher Course for Departments of Media Studies, Languages, and English, 25 April – 5 May 2012), CU-Academic Staff College, Christ University, Bangalore, on 28 April 2012.
 Prepared and presented “Message of the CRI Mission Congress 2012” on the theme “Let Your Light Shine Brighter!” held under the auspices of the Priests’ Section of the Conference of Religious of India (CRI) at Dharmaram College, Bangalore, on 17-18 April 2012.
[2011] Presented a paper on “Proclaiming Christ in India: Rootedness and Relevance of the Church in India through Interculturation and Dialogue with Special Reference to Syro-Malabar Church” in a National Conference on “St. Thomas Christians and Evangelization” jointly organized by Dharmaram Vidya Kshetram, Dharmaram College, Christ University (Bangalore), and Liturgical Research Centre (Kochi) and held at Dharmaram Vidya Kshetram, Bangalore, 22-24 November 2011.
Presented a paper on ““Igniting the Minds to Transform the Society: Legacy of K. E. Chavara and CMI Institutions for Innovative and Inclusive Patterns of Education in India” in a National Conference on “Christian Educational Institutions: The Making of Modern Democratic India,” jointly organized by Indian Institute of Advanced Study (Shimla), Don Bosco University (Guwahati), Salesian College (Siluguri), Christian Chair, Madras University (Chennai), and CBCI (New Delhi), and held at Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla, 25-29 April 2011.
 [2010] Presented a paper on “Amartya Sen’s Contempt for Transcendental Institutions: A Critique on the Consequentialist Way of Realizing Justice,” in a National Conference arranged by the Department of Economics at Christ University, Bangalore “Welfare Paradigms and Social Sectors” at Christ University, Bangalore, 13-14 December 2010.
Presented a paper on “Towards a Theory of Justice: A Critique on The Idea of Justice by Amartya Sen,” in a National Symposium of the Indian Council for Philosophical Research (ICPR) on “…” at Carmel Vidya Niketan, Faridabad, Haryana, 25 October 2010.
Presented a paper on “Towards a Theory of Justice: Tradition-Innovation Dynamics in The Idea of Justice by Amartya Sen,” in the Annual National Conference of the Association of Christian Philosophers of India (ACPI) on Tradition and Innovation: Philosophical Rootedness and Openness” at Carmel Vidya Niketan, Faridabad, Haryana, 23-27 October 2010.
Presented a paper on “Religion as an Instrument of Social Peace and Harmony,” International Training Workshop, Medicine and Spirituality, Department of Social Medicine at Lausanne Medical University, Lausanne, Switzerland on 23 September 2010.
[2008] Paper presented on “Why and How of Indigenous Philosophising in India,” Satyanilayam, Chennai, August 2008.
[2007] Paper presented on “Religious Fundamentalism in India and Caste and Cultural Conflicts: An Ethical Response,” Meeting of Bangalore Academy of Philosophers (BAP), Dharmaram Vidya Kshetram, Bangalore, September 13, 2007.
Paper presented on “In Defence of a Culture of Life: A Philosophical Response to the Culture of Death,” National Conference on Life Issues, Good Shepherd Major Seminary, Kunnoth, 2007.
Paper presented on “Dialogue in Indian Tradition” at the John Britto Chethimattam Memorial and Symposium at Anugraha, Vazhoor, Kerala, March 22-24, 2007.
[2006] Paper presented on “Indigenous Philosophizing: Indian Horizons – An Introduction,” at the National Consultation of Philosophers on “Indigenous Philosophizing: Indian Horizon,” Faculty of Philosophy, DVK, Bangalore, June 1-4, 2006.



2. Conferences Attended

[2012] Delivered the Keynote Address on “Making Sense of Our Christian Faith: Porta Fidei and the Church in India” at the Inauguration of the Academic Year (2012-2013) at Prabodhana: Pallottine Centre for Theological and Religious Formation, Mysore.
 [2011] Organized an international colloquium on “Towards a Strong Global Economic System: Revealing the Logic of Gratuitousness in the Market Economy” from 25 to 29 October 2011, jointly convened by the Pontifical Council for Culture (Vatican, Rome), Dharmaram Vidya Kshetram (Bangalore), and Christ University (Bangalore); venue: Christ University and Dharmaram Vidya Kshetram, Bangalore.
[2011] Participated in the GlobeTheoLib Consortium Meet, under the auspices of World Council of Churches (WCC) and Globethic.net, held at Ecumenical Centre (WCC), Geneva, from 24-25 September 2011
[2011] Participated in the International Planning Meeting of Globethics.net at Ecumenical Centre, (WCC), Geneva, Switzerland, from 19-23 September 2011.
 [2011] Jointly organized and Participated in the international conference on “Mysticism without Bounds,” organized by Dharmaram College, Dharmaram Vidya Kshetram, and Christ University (Bangalore) and other Event Partners, from 5 – 8, January 2011; from the organization part, functioned as the head of the Academic Division.
 [2010] Participated in the International Planning Meeting of Globethics.net in Geneva, Switzerland, from 19-23 September 2010.
[2010] Participated and presented a paper on “Engendering a Holistic Ethics in Community” in a National Consultation on “Feminist Theologies in Context: Stocktaking and Moving Beyond” held at United Theological College, Bangalore, 22-25, June 2010.
[2010] Participated in the Globethics.net (Geneva)’s national consultation on Ethical Sensitisation by the Indian Chapter on 21 April 2010 held at UTC, Bangalore
[2009] Participated in The Association of Christian Philosophers of India (ACPI)’s 34th Annual National Conference on “Violence and Its Victims: A Challenge to Philosophizing in the Indian Context,” held at Anugraha, Dindigul, Tamil Nadu, on 19-22 October 2009. Elected as one of ACPI’s Executive Committee Members for a term of three years and to the editorial board of its Indian Christian Encyclopaedia of Philosophy project.
[2009] Participated in the 7th International Whitehead Conference on “Process, Religion and Society” at Christ University and DVK, Bangalore, India, from January 05-09, 2009.
[2009] Moderated Panel Session on “Formation for Integral Growth” at Institute of Spirituality and Counselling, DVK, Bangalore, October 2009.
[2008] Participated and presented a paper on "Engendering a Holistic Ethics in Community: Renegotiating Values, Rights, and Agency of Woman's Body" a national conference on Engendering Ethics, under the auspices of Globethics.net, held at United Theological College, Bangalore, May 28-30, 2007.
[2007] Participated in the National Symposium on “Natural Moral Law” at the DVK, Bangalore, from December 3-6, 2007.
[2007] Participated in the National Seminar on “Formation through Integral Education” organized by Dharmaram College, Bangalore, from 13-17 June, 2007.
[2007] Participated and presented a paper on “Pseudo-Religion and Fundamentalism: Threat to Inter-religious Harmony” in a National Seminar on “A Multi-Religious India Tomorrow” held at Arutcholai, Salem, on 11 November 2007.
 [2005] Participated in International Seminar on “God-Talk: Contemporary Trends and Trials,” Faculty of Philosophy, DVK, Bangalore, November 04-07, 2005.
[2004] Participated in the National Seminar on “Merging Boundaries: Philosophy, Art, Science and Religion,” International Conference, Dharmaram Vidya Kshetram, Bangalore, 2004.

Current Research Interests

“A Post-Modern Critique on the ‘Enlightenment’ of Kant and Ambedkar”
“Unions to Buildor to Betray: Exploring the Moral Grounds of Trade Unions and Student Unionsunder the Patronage of Political Parties”
“Religion and Society: Philosophical Perspectives on Ongoing Encounter”