Gangeya Mukherji

Gangeya Mukherji

Visiting Professor

Gangeya Mukherji is Visiting Professor with the School of Arts and Sciences, Ahmedabad University, and teaches English at Mahamati Prannath Mahavidyalaya, Mau-Chitrakoot Uttar Pradesh. He was Fellow at the Indian Institute of Advanced Study, from 2008 to 2010, and with the Sabarmati Ashram Preservation and Memorial Trust, in May-June 2017. He took his postgraduate degree in English, and thereafter his D. Phil from the University of Allahabad. He is interested in the history of ideas with particular focus on nineteenth and early twentieth century India and on capacious concepts. His research involves the principle of return, recovery and reconstruction, and translates into an epistemic interrogation of particular individuals and specific ethical concepts, as well as of the play between these two categories. He has written on themes relating to secularism, non-violence, postcolonialism, Mahabharata, Shakespeare Vivekananda, Tagore, Gandhi, and the city of Allahabad. He is the author of Gandhi and Tagore: Politics, Truth and Conscience (Routledge, 2016), and An Alternative Idea of India: Tagore and Vivekananda (Routledge: 2011). He has edited Learning Non-Violence (OUP: 2016), and co-edited, Exploring Agency in the Mahabharata: Ethical and Political Dimensions of Dharma (Routledge, forthcoming March 2018). He is presently researching for Gandhi: A Contemporary Reader.

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