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Uma Chattopadhyay
1955,  Female ,  Indian ,  Professor of Philosophy, University of Calcutta

Uma Chattopadhyay is currently Reader in Philosophy, University of Calcutta. Educated at Jadavpur University, Dr. Chattopadhyay has a long teaching career in Calcutta University-affiliated undergraduate colleges, including Bethune College and Lady Brabourne College, Kolkata. She also taught at the post-graduate classes of Philosophy in Rabindra Bharati University and Jadavpur University. She has contributed papers in seminars organized by many centres of higher learning including the one at the Department of Theology, Philosophy of Religion at the Uppsala University, Sweden. For a short period, she was a Fellow at Maison des Sciences de l’Homme, Paris in 2005. Her current research interests include Indian Epistemology, Metaphysics, Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Religion, Ethics (particularly Applied Ethics). The author specially enjoys studying philosophy, both Indian and Western, from local and global perspectives. She has published papers in many academic journals and anthologies.


1. Life Member, Asiatic Society, Calcutta
2. Member, Academy of Philosophy, Kolkata
3. Member, Sura Bharati, Kolkata
4. Member of Governing Body, Bengal Music College, Kolkata

1. “Udayanacarya on Upamana”, Journal of The Asiatic Society, Vol. XLIX, No. 4, December 2007.
2. “Is the Order of Four Pramanas Justified in Nyaya System?” in Ujjala Jha and Arun Ranjan Mishra (eds.), Dimensions of Contemporary Sanskrit Research, V.N. Jha Felicitation Volume, 2008.
3. “Abortion: An Indian Cultural Perspective”, Journal of Vidyasagar University, 2008.
4. “Self and Liberation in Jaina Philosophy”, in Ramaranjan Mukherjee and Buddadev Bhattacharya (eds.), Dimensions of Buddhism and Jainism: Professor Suniti Kumar Pathak Felicitation Volume (2 vols.), Vol. II, 2009.
5. “Similarity and Universal: An Indian Perspective”, Jadavpur Journal of Philosophy, 2010.

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