Ravindra K.S. Choudhary, a well-known name in the current Indian philosophical scenario, who won top positions in both his degrees, BA (Hon) from Ranchi University, and MA from BHU, Varanasi, has specialized in comparative, applied and interdisciplinary dimensions of philosophy. He got his PhD degree under the assistance of UGC-IUC Associateship of Indian Institute of Advanced Study, and the Residential Fellowship of Indian Council of Philosophical Research. He was awarded DLitt degree by Ranchi University for his research work, “An Inquiry into the Philosophy of Interdisciplinarity”. His pioneering book Wittgensteinian Philosophy and Advaita Vedanta: A Survey of the Parallels has earned him worldwide acclaim in its field. He has also authored over hundred quality research papers, articles and creative pieces. He was the NAAC institutional coordinator twice, once for RSP College, Dhanbad, and then for Vinoba Bhave University (VBU), Hazaribag. He has been a member of many prestigious intellectual forums, editorial boards and research bodies. He is currently Associate Professor & Head, University Department of Philosophy, VBU. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
1. Throughout First Class with high percentage of marks
2. First Class First in M.A. (BHU, Varanasi)
3. First Class First in B.A. Hons (Ranchi University)
4. Distinction in Philosophy in B.A. (Pass) (Ranchi University)
5. Distinction in Logic in Intermediate of Arts (BIEC, Patna)
6. UGC-‘NET’ qualified
7. Won the UGC-IUC Associateship of Indian Institute of Advanced Study (2000)
8. Achieved the Residential Fellowship awarded by ICPR, Govt. of India (2004)
9. Got the research award UGC-MRP (2004)
10. Letter of Appreciation by the DFO Dhanbad for planting hundreds of trees.
11. Best Paper Award, Akhil Bharatiya Darshan Parishad, 60th Session, SMVDU, J&K (2015)
12. D. Litt. done from Ranchi University, Ranchi (2018)
13. Certificate of Appreciation for publications given by VBU, Hazaribag (2018-19)
14. Publication Subsidy Grant Award of Indian Council of Philosophical Research, Min of HRD, GoI for the book – Integrating Interdisciplinarity through Philosophy (2019)
1. Life Member of : (a) Indian Philosophical Congress; (b) Akhil Bharatiya Darshan Parishad; (c) Jharkhand Darshan Parishad; (d)Bihar Darshan Parishad; (e) Indian Society of Bouddhista Studies; (f) Journal of Indian Philosophical Research; (g) Indian Philosophical Quarterly; (h) Pramarsha, University of Poona; (i) Unmilan, Darshan Pratishthan, Jaipur; (j) ICPR Book Club
2. Patron, Prabuddha Bharata, Journal Started by Swami Vivekanand
3. Member, Editorial Board, Darshanika Traimashika, Akhil Bharatiya Darshan Parishad (2012-)
4. Joint Secretary, Akhil Bharatiya Darshan Parishad (2018-)
5. Member, Advisory Editorial Board, and Peer Reviewer, Las Perspectivas, Jharkhand
6. Nominated Member, State level Governor’s Committee for celebrating Gandhijee’s 150th Birth Anniversary, Govt of Jharkhand (2019-)
1. Wittgensteinian Philosophy and Advaita Vedānta: A Survey of the Parallels, DK Printworld, New Delhi, 2007.
2. Integrating Interdisciplinarity through Philosophy, DK Printworld, New Delhi, 2021.
1. “Wittgenstein and Tagore,” Indian Philosophical Quarterly, SBP Pune University, 33(3-4), 2006.
2. “Wittgensteinian and Advaita Vedanta: Some Parallels in the Realm of Value,” Perspectives on Wittgenstein’s Unsayable, Readworthy Publications, New Delhi, 2008
3. “Environmental Consciousness in the Mahabharata,” Sevadhih, SSV University, Tirupati, SSVU Series, 56, 2010.
4. “Ethical Responses towards Human Cloning,” Vigyan Darshan evam Dr Roy, New BBC, Delhi, 2010.
5. “Dayaji’s Last Written Piece,” Sadvidya, Sree Sankara College, Kalady, Kerala, 5(1), 2011.
6. “Swami Vivekananda: Revolutionizing Philosophy,” Prabuddha Bharata, Advaita Ashram, Kolkata, 117(9), 2012.
7. “Going Global after Wittgenstein,” Indian Philosophical Quarterly, SBP Pune University, 39(3-4), 2012.
8. “Digital Democracy: Gandhi with Satellites,” Dialogue, Astha Bharati, New Delhi, 14(1), 2012.
9. “Advaitic Attitude to Natural Environment,” Environmental Ethics: Indian Perspectives, Dept of P&R, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, 2012.
10. “Vivekananda’s Concept of Philosophy,” Viveka Chinta, Kamalini Prakashan, Kolkata, 2012.
11. “Wittgenstein’s Weltanschauung,” Dimensions of Philosophy, New BBC, Delhi, 2012.
12. “Philosophy as Sadhana,” Part-1, Prabuddha Bharata, Advaita Ashram, Kolkata, 118(7), 2013.
13. “Philosophy as Sadhana,” Part-2, Prabuddha Bharata, Advaita Ashram, Kolkata, 118(8), 2013.
14. “Environmental Scenario: View from Margins via History of Philosophy,” Dimensions of Applied Philosophy, New BBC, Delhi, 2013.
15. “Specialization and Generalization – Considered as two Extremes of our Educational Experience,” Las Perspectivas, VBU, Hazaribag, 2(2), 2013.
16. “An Indian View of Interdisciplinarity,” Prabuddha Bharata, Advaita Ashram, Kolkata, 119(9), 2014.
17. “Interdisciplinarity: An Indian Response,” Scientific Elements in Sanskrit Literature, Globus Press, Delhi, 2015.
18. “Sub specie aeternitatis: An Essay on the Tractarian Metaphysics” Las Perspectivas, VBU, Hazaribag, 3(3-4), 2015.
19. “Idea of Poetry vis-à-vis Poetry of Ideas,” The Literary Vision, VBU, Hazaribag, 8, 2016.
20. “Interdisciplinarity: Classical and Contemporary,” University News, Association of Indian Universities, New Delhi, 54(24), 2016.
21. “Idea of Interdisciplinarity.” Madhya Bharati, DHSG Central University, Sagar, MP, 71, 2016.
22. “On Interdisciplinary Formations,” University News, Association of Indian Universities, New Delhi, 55(30), 2017.
23. “Issues Involved in Interdisciplinarity,” Indian Philosophical Quarterly, SBP Pune University, 44(3-4), 2018.
24. “Philosophy’s Interdisciplinary Relevance,” Madhya Bharati, DHSG Central University, Sagar, MP, 73 , 2017.
25. “Just ‘to keep the conversation going’!” Religion, Ethnicity and Resistance: Why Can’t We Coexist? Authors Press, New Delhi, 2017.
26. “Interdisciplinary Democracy: An Indian Engagement,” India’s Tryst with Democracy: Changing Contours of Politics, Economy and Society, Concept Publishing Company (P) Ltd., New Delhi, 2017.
27. “Applied Ethics as an Interdisciplinary Activity,” Ethics in Application, Disha International Publishing House, Delhi, 2017.
28. “Thoughts on classical and contemporary interdisciplinarity,” Academic Handbook for PG Students, University of Kerala, Thiruvanathapuram, 2017.
29. “Towards a Philosophy of Interdisciplinarity,” Journal of Educational Planning and Administration, National Institute of Educational Planning and Administration, New Delhi, 32(3), 2018.
30. “Inter-Disciplinary Boundary Disputes: A Philosophical Adjudication,” Indian Philosophical Quarterly, SBP Pune University, 45(4), 2018.
31. “Characterizing Interdisciplinary Thinking,” University News, Association of Indian Universities, New Delhi, 57(3), 2019.
32. “Expert Identity, Disciplinary Autonomy and Interdisciplinary Developments,” VBU Journal of Law and Governance, Hazaribag, 4(2), 2020.
33. “Language-Games: Interdisciplinary Implications,” Recent Responses to the Philosophy of Wittgenstein, Mississauga, ON: Occam Academic Press, 2020.
34. “On the Contexts of Discovery and Justification,” University News, Association of Indian Universities, New Delhi, 58(32), 2020.
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1. My Book, Wittgensteinian Philosophy and Advaita Vedānta: A Survey of the Parallels (2007), is globally acclaimed as a pioneering work in several Peer Reviews, and it also attracted the ‘Last written piece’ of late Daya Krishna, the eminent Indian Philosopher.
2. Many of my papers are enlisted in ‘PhilPapers’ of Centre for Digital Philosophy, sponsored jointly by Western University Canada, Rotman Institute of Philosophy, American Philosophical Association, Institute of Philosophy, and The Australian National University.
3. My paper “Computer Vigyan aur Darshanika Chintan,” was adjudged as one of the best papers published in the Paramarsh during 25 years and the paper has been reprinted in Chintan Unmesh under DSA & ASIHSS Program of UGC
4. University of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram has especially included my Thoughts on Interdisciplinarity in its Academic Handbook (2017-18) for PG Students, pp. 219-212 (vide, http://iqac.keralauniversity.ac.in/handbook.php).
5. Some recent documentation on Post-independence Indian Philosophical Scenario – e.g., Dimensions of Philosophy, New BBC, Delhi, 2012; Chintan Srijan, 10.2, p.85; Darshanika Traimashika, 58.3, p.25; and Heritage, 3, p.27– find my name as notable and important one.
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