Research Areas

  • Indian Psychology
Research Interests:
  • 1) Indian Knowledge Systems (IKS)
    2) Indian Psychology, Vedic Psychology
    3) Sanskrit 
    4) Yoga with special interest in Sri Aurobindo’s Integral Yoga
    5) Indian Culture and Philosophy
    6) Indic Concepts of Happiness
    7) An Indic socio-cultural approach to Development and Sustainability
My present area of work is to explore the contributions of Indian thought in the fields of psychology, development, happiness studies, linguistics and in other related socio-cultural dimensions. The objective is to try and identify salient features of the Indic worldview that offer an alternative perspective and discourse to the prevalent Euro-American narrative in many of these domains. Furthermore, i use my knowledge and training in Sanskrit to access and understand primary sources related to Indian heritage with the goal of bringing to light the contribution and relevance of ancient Indian knowledge traditions and systems in the contemporary world.
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Co-Principal Investigator

  • Dried Fish Matters: Mapping the Social Economy of Dry Fish in South and South East Asia for Enhanced Well-being and Nutrition Social Science and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)
  • Social Resilience in the Sundarbans Delta - Eliciting Needs-based Grassroots Action through Cross-Group Engagement (ENGAGE) Swiss National Science Foundation
  • Vulnerability to Viability (V2V): Global Partnership for Building Strong Small-Scale Fisheries Communities Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada

Ph. D. Students

Gokulmuthu N

Area of Research: To study the Bio-Energetic effects of Chanting Sanskrit Mantras

Santanu Sarkar

Area of Research: Drama Therapy based on Indian and Western concepts of Dramaturgy

Saurabh Sharma

Area of Research: History

Shalini Chaudhary

Area of Research: Identity politics based on the understanding of Gender and sexuality

Shreyashi Bhattacharya

Area of Research: Environmental History

Snigdha Mondal

Area of Research: Narratives of the Mahabharata

Subhashini R

Area of Research: Integral Well-being