Rajeev  Bhargava

Parekh Institute of Indian Thought

Rajeev Bhargava

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Rajeev Bhargava is an Honorary Fellow at CSDS and the Director of its Parekh Institute of Indian Thought.  He was also the Centre’s Director (2007-2014).  He has been a Professor at the Centre for Political Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, and between 2001 and 2005 was Head, Department of Political Science, University of Delhi.  He is also  an Honorary Fellow, Balliol College,

Bhargava did his BA in economics from the University of Delhi, and MPhil and DPhil from Oxford University. He has been a Fellow at Harvard University, University of Bristol, Institute of Advanced Studies, Jerusalem, Wissenschaftskolleg, Berlin, and the Institute for Human Sciences, Vienna. He has also been Distinguished Resident Scholar, Institute for Religion, Culture and Public Life, Columbia University, and Asia Chair at Sciences Po, Paris. He has been a Berggruen Fellow at CASBS, Stanford, 2015 and Tsinghua University, Beijing, 2016, NYU in 2017. He was a Professorial fellow at the Institute of Social Justice, ACU, Sydney.

Bhargava’s publications include Individualism in Social Science (1992), What is Political Theory and Why Do We Need It? (2010), and The Promise of India’s Secular Democracy (2010). His edited works are Secularism and Its Critics (1998) and Politics and Ethics of the Indian Constitution (2008). His forthcoming books include Politics, Ethics and the Self: Re-reading Gandhi’s Hind Swaraj. His work on secularism and methodological individualism is internationally acclaimed. He is currently working on religious and philosophical pluralism in ancient Indian Thought.

Bhargava has conceived and edited a book on Political theory for undergraduate students and since Feb 2017 has written fortnightly for the Hindu.

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