Manisha Barua

Manisha Barua

Professor

MA (Gauhati) PhD (Gauhati)

Indian Philosophy,Contemporary Indian Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion,Comparative Religion and Gandhian Thought

Department of Philosophy
Gauhati University, Guwahati, 781014
Email:- manishabarua@gauhati.ac.in

 * Passed B.A from Handique Girls' College in 1977

*Passed M.A from Gauhati University in 1979

*Obtained PhD from Gauhati University in 1986

* Woked as Lecturer in Philosophy in Arya Vidyapith College From 1983-1987

 

*Joined Gauhati University as Lecturer in Philosophy in Nov 1987

 

* Presently working as Professor in Philosophy, Gauhati University

 Area of Interest

1. Indian Philosophy

2. Contemporary Indian Philosophy

3. Philosophy of Religion

4. Comparative Religion

5. Gandhian Thought

Guidance to MPhil and PhD Students

Six students  obtained MPhil Degree and Nine students obtained PhD  and five more are pursuing.

 

**Served as Head(Twice) of the Dept of Philosophy, Gauhati University, from 2005-2008 and 2013-2015.

 

Member of Academic Bodies

* Member of Academic Council, Gauhati University

* Member of Academic Council, Kumar Bhaskar Varma  Sanskrit and Ancient Studies University

* Member of Executive Council, Gauhati University

* Member of Gauhati University Court ( Twice, once in 1979 as Student Representative and once in 2007)

 

Member of Non- Academic Bodies

* Member of Assam Academy for Cultural Relations Assam

* Member of Advisory body Sankardev Sishu Niketan, Guwahati

* Served as General Secretary of Handique Girls' College 

* Delivered lecture at Arya Vidyapith College on "Religion And Society" in the year 2011

* Delivered lecture at K. K. Handique State Open Univeresity on " Gandhian Philosophy" in 2014

* Delivered lecture at  North Bengal University on " Socio- Political Aspects of Gandhi" in 2016

 * Delivered lecture in Philosophy  as Visiting Professor at Dibrugarh University in April, 2016

* Delivered World Philosophy Day  lecture at Pandu College on "Relevance of Gandhian Philosophy in Present Day Society", Nov 2017

* Delivered ICPR sponsored Periodical lecture at JB College, Jorhat  on " Relevance of the Philosophy of Gandhi in Present Society", Feb 2018

* Delivered  ICPR sponsored Periodical lecture at SBMS College, Sualkuchi on " Religion and its relavance in the Present Society" in March 2018

* Delivered lecture in Handique Girls'  College on " Religion and World Peace" in April 2018

 

 

 

1. Religion and Gandhian Philosophy, published by Akansha Publishing House, New Delhi, ISBN 8187606-11-8.

 

2. Co Authored Text book of Logic, Tarkavijnana , Vol I & II, in Assamese, published by Students Store Guwahati.

Chapters in Books

1.   Published a paper on “Gandhi: Advaitism in Practice” in the book Perspectives in Contemporary Philosophy, edited by D.K. Chakravarty, 1998, ISBN 81-202-0412-3.

2.     Published a paper on “Vaisnavism of Sankardeva and Christianity”, in the book The Philosophy of Sankardeva An Appraisal, edited by Nilima Sarma, 2008, ISBN 81-901940-1-1.

3.     Published a paper on “Conflicts in Applied Ethics”, in the book ‘Of Knowledge, Freedom and Reason, edited by Sauravpran Goswami, 2010, ISBN: 978-93-80390-40-6.

.    4Published a paper on “Ethical Conflicts: Some Reflections” in the book Moral Philosophy Contemporary Perspective, edited by Chandrakanta Sarma, 2011, ISBN: 978 81 9078 125 1.

Publications in Journals                  

1.      Paper entitled  “Radhakrishnan on Religion” published in ‘Perspectives on the philosophy of Dr. S Radhakrishnan’, by Dept of Philosophy and Religion, Visva Bharati, Santiniketan, 1989.

2.       Paper entitled “Gandhi on Women”, published in The Journal of Gandhian Thought, 1993.

3.      Paper entitled “The Relevance of Gandhian Conception of Freedom”, published in the Gauhati university Journal of Philosophy, vol 1 No.1, 1993.

4.    . Paper entitled “The Gita as Viewed by Gandhi”, published in the Gauhati university Journal of Arts, vol XXXVIII, 1996

5.   Paper entitled “The Significance of Niskama Karma”, published in the Gauhati university Journal of Arts, 1997-98.

6.    Paper entitled “Gandhi and Comparative Religion” published in the Proceedings of the Twentieth World Congress of Philosophy, Boston, August, 1998.       

7.      .Paper entitled “Gandhi and Secularism” published in Bihar Journal of Philosophy, 1999.

8.     Paper entitled “Sin and Punishment in Hindu Dharmasastras”, published in Darsan International, Moradabad, 1999.

9.       Paper entitled “Is India Yet to Attain Swaraj?”, published in Rethinking Swaraj by Publication Cell, Dept of Philosophy, 2001.

10.  Paper entitled “Effects of Environmental Pollution and the Ethical Well-Being of the Present Society”, published in the Gauhati university Journal of Arts, Vol XL, 2006

11. Paper entitled “ Religion and World Peace”, published in the Sandhan, Journal of Centre for Studies in Civilizations, vol IX, No1, 2009.

12.   Book Review on “ Tribal Religions”, published in the Sandhan, Journal of Centre for Studies in Civilizations, vol XI, No1, 2011.

13. Published a paper entitled “Practical  Vedanta and Universal Religion in the Philosophy Swami   Vivekananda” in the online Journal Social Science Researcher (ISSN: 2319-8362), (www.ssrnlc.in), vol-II, No-2, 2013.    

 

 

 

 

 

1. ICPR Sponsored National Seminar on "Philosophy, Science and Technology" , organised by Dept of Philosophy Gauhati University, 27th to 29th, 2007.

2.  Seminar on Religion in Secular India- Role and Relevance, sponsored by Samvad- A Forum of Understanding Religion, organised by Dept of Philosophy, Gauhati University, 14-15 Sept, 2009.

3. ICPR Sponsored National Seminar on Neo- Vedantism of Radhakrishnan; An Appraisal, organised by Dept of Philosophy, Gauhati University, 12-14 March 2015.

4. ICPR Sponsored Periodical Lecture on Existentialism, Phenomenology, and  Hermeneutics on 30-31 March, 2007.

5. Third Bhabananda Dutta Memorial Lecture, delivered by Minoti Borthakur, Rtd Prof. Cotton College, 20th August, 2013

 

1.   Chair Person in UGC Sponsored National Seminar on “Professional Ethics” organized by Dept of Philosophy, Joysagar College, Sibsagar

2.   2. .Chair Person in UGC Sponsored National Seminar on “Gandhism after Gandhi”, organized by Dept of Philosophy, DCB College Jorhat,

3.   3. Chair Person in UGC Sponsored National Seminar on “Philosophy of Action”, organized by Dept of Philosophy, M.C. College, Barpeta, 2002.

4.    4Chair Person in All India Philosophical Congress, organized by University of Delhi, on the session “Teaching and Applying Philosophy in India”,

5.   5.  Chair Person in ICPR sponsored National Seminar on “Moral Philosophy: Contemporary Perspectives”, organized by Dept of Philosophy, Women’s College, Tinsukia, Nov 2006.

6..   6.  Chair Person in 85th All India Philosophical Congress, organized by, Dept of Philosophy, Gauhati University, Oct 2010.

7.   7. Chair Person in ICPR sponsored National Seminar on “Philosophy of National Integration”, organized by, Dept of Philosophy, Gauhati University, 29-30 March, 2011.

8.   8.   Chair Person in ICPR sponsored National Seminar on “Relevance of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar’s Ideas”, organized by, Dept of Philosophy, Gauhati University, 11-13 Oct, 2012.

9. Resource Person (delivered key note Address) in UGC Sponsored National Seminar on “The Philosophy of Swami Vivekananda and its Relevance in Present Societyorganized by Dept of Philosophy North- Lakhimpur College held in 9th and 10th May, 2013.

10. Resource Person in the Seminar on "Relevance of Religion in the Present Society", organised by Samvad- A Forum for Understanding Religion, held at Banaras, in 2012.

10. 11. Resource Person (delivered key note Address) in UGC Sponsored National Seminar on “Relevance of Gandhian Philosophy in Present Society”, organized by Gandhi Study Centre, Jhanji Hemnath Sarma College, Jhanji, Sivasagar, held in 20th &21st March, 2015.

11.12. Chair Person in Philosophers Meet, organized by Dept of Philosophy, Cotton University, April 20-21, 2015.

12 13. Resource Person (delivered key note Address) in ICPR sponsored National Seminar on “Religion and Politics in India”, organized by the Dept of Philosophy, B.H College Howly, 29-30 June, 2016.

14.  Chair Person in ICPR sponsored National Seminar on “Understanding Sankaradeva’s Thought – Philosophy, Faith and Literature’, organized by the Dept of Philosophy, Gauhati University, 5-7 January 2017.

 

1. Presented a paper entitled " The Gita and the Spinning Wheel of Gandhi", in 59th Indian Philosophoical Congress, held at Jabalpur.

 2. Presneted a paper entitled " Gandhi as True Contemporary Indian Philosopher", in the National Seminar on Contemporary Philosophy, organised by the Dept of Philosophy, Gauhati University, 1986.

3. Presented a paper entitled " Radhakrishnan on Religion", in the National Conference on "The Philosophy of Dr. Radhakrishnan, organised by the Dept of Philosophy, Visva Bharati, Santiniketan, 1989.

4. Presented a paper entitled, " The Relevance of Gandhi in Modern Society: The Concept of Non Violence", in the National Seminar on " The Relevance of Gandhi in Moderfn Society", organised by the Dept of Philosophy, Gauhati University, 1992.

5.Presented a paper entitled " The Relevance of Swadeshi in the Present Economic Crisis", in the International Seminar on "The Philosophy of Gandhi", organised by Kamraj University, Madurai, 1992.

6. Presented a paper entitled "Gandhi and Secularism", in the National Seminar on "Secularism", organised by the Dept of Philosophy, Gauhati University, 1993.

7. Presented a paper entitled," The Neo-Vedantism of Dr. Radhakrishnan", in the National Seminar on "The Philosophy of Dr. Radhakrishnan", organised by the Dept of Philosophy, Gauhati University, 1993.

8. Presented a paper entitled," Gandhi's Concept of Individual", in the National Seminar on "The Philosophy of Person", organised by the Dept of Philosophy, Gauhati University,

9. Presented a paper entitled " Gandhi and Comperative Religion", in The World Philosophical Congress, held in Boston, USA in August, 1998.

10. Presented a paper, entitled, " Is India Yet to Attain Swaraj", in the National Seminar on " Rethinking Swaraj", organised by the Dept of Philosophy, Gauhati University, 2000.

11. Presented a paper entitled, "Philosophical Thoughts in the Writings of Pandit Trithanath Sarma", in the National Seminar on "Philosophers of the North-East", organised by Centre for Studies in Civilization, held at Sankardev Kalakhetra, Guwahati.

12. Presented a paper entitled, "Women in the North-East", in the National Seminar organised by the Centre for Studies in Civilization in April, 2004.

13. Presented apaper entitled, "Philosophy of Sankardeva", in Indian Philosophical Congress, held at Gurukul Kangri University, Haridwar,

14. Presented a paper entitled, " The Religious and the Secular", in the National Seminar on " The Permanent and Changing Aspects of Religion", organised by Samvada- A Forum for Understanding Religion, Govardhan, Mathura, 1-3 Oct 2010.

15. Presented a paper entitled, "Religion and World Peace",in National Seminar on "Perspectives in Inter Faith religious Dialogue", organised by Manipur University, 27-29 July, 2011.