Institute for Social Justice

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Professor Rajeev Bhargava

Professor Rajeev Bhargava

Professorial Fellow Institute for Social Justice

Director Institute of Indian Thought, Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, New Delhi

Professor Rajeev Bhargava joined the Institute for Social Justice (ACU) as a Professorial Fellow in 2014 and is currently Professor at the Center for the Study of Developing societies. He has an MPhil and DPhil in Oxford University. He is Honorary Fellow, Balliol College, Oxford. 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 a Distinguished Resident Scholar, Institute for Religion, Culture and Public Life at Columbia University, and Asia Chair at Sciences Po, Paris. He has held visiting professorships at several universities. He has been with the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies (CSDS), New Delhi, India since 2005, was its Director from 2007-2014, and is now Director of its recently launched Institute of Indian Thought. Prior to that he was a Professor at the Centre for Political Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. Between 2001 and 2005 Rajeev was the Head of the Department of Political Science, University of Delhi.

His 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 work on secularism and methodological individualism is internationally acclaimed. He has contributed to the Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy and the Oxford Handbook of Political Theory.

He is on the advisory board of several national and international institutions, and was a consultant for the UNDP report on cultural liberty.