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Michel Danino

Visiting Professor
  • Mathématiques supérieures & Mathématiques spéciales at Lycée Pierre Corneille (Rouen, France)
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering at École Supérieure d'Électricité (Gif-sur-Yvette, France)

  • Email: micheldanino -AT- iitgn.ac.in

  • Office: 5/312
  • VOIP: 2701

Research Interests: Archaeology and history of ancient India, History of Indian science and technology, Indian Knowledge Systems, Indian heritage, Cultural education



Publications

  • Book Chapter
  • Books Edited
  • Foreword
  • Journal Articles
  • Magazine/Newspaper Articles
  • Other
  • Review
  • Danino, Michel, “Genetics and the Aryan issue", in History of Ancient India III: the texts, political history and administration till c. 200 bc, New Delhi: Vivekananda International Foundation in association with Aryan Books International, 2014, pp. 44-64, ISBN: 9788173054822.
    Danino, Michel, “Harappan metrology", in History of ancient India II: protohistoric foundations, New Delhi: Vivekananda International Foundation in association with Aryan Books International, 2014, pp. 309-320, ISBN: 9788173054815.
    Danino, Michel, “Aryans and the Indus civilization: archaeological, skeletal, and molecular evidence", in A companion to South Asia in the past, Wiley-Blackwell Publication, 2016, pp. 205-224, ISBN: 9781119055488.
    Danino, Michel, “Environmental factors in the decline of the Indus-Sarasvati civilization", in The Environment and Indian History, Chennai: The C.P. Ramaswami Aiyar Foundation, 2016, pp. 132-148, ISBN: 978-93-85459-02-3.
    Danino, Michel , “The Horse and the Aryan debate", in History of Ancient India III: the texts, political history and administration till c. 200 bc, New Delhi: Vivekananda International Foundation in association with Aryan Books International, 2014, pp. 30-43, ISBN: 9788173054822.
    Danino, Michel, “Climate and Environment in the Indus-Sarasvati civilization", in Ratnaśrī: gleanings from Indian archaeology, art history and Indology : papers presented in memory of Dr. N.R. Banerjee, New Delhi: Kaveri Books, 2015, pp. 39-47, ISBN: 9788174791641.
    Danino, Michel, “Discovering the Sarasvati river: from 1855 to 2014", in Indus-Sarasvati (Harappan) civilization vis-a-vis Rigveda, New Delhi: B. R. Publishing Corporation & Draupadi Trust, 2016, pp. 15-28.
    Danino, Michel, “Professor B.B. Lal’s Legacy”, in Felicitating a legendary archaeologist: Prof. B.B. Lal, Delhi: B.R. Publishing Corporation, pp. 119-123, 2018, ISBN: 9789387587458.
    Danino, Michel, “The Mahābhārata’s sociocultural impact on India”, in The Mahābhārata: its antiquity, historicity and impact on society, New Delhi: Research India Press, pp. 156-162, 2019.
    Danino, Michel, “The Sarasvati river: issues and debate”, in Saraswati: the river par excellence, Kolkata: Asiatic Society, pp. 30, 2019.
    Danino, Michel, “The horse and the Aryan debate”, in History of ancient India, v.3: the texts, political history and administration till c. 200 BC, New Delhi: Aryan Books International, pp. 30-43, 2019, 9788173054822.
    Danino, Michel, “Genetics and the Aryan issue”, in History of ancient India, v.3: the texts, political history and administration till c. 200 BC, New Delhi: Aryan Books International, pp. 44-64, 2019, 9788173054822.
    Danino, Michel, “Sri Aurobindo's vision of India's rebirth”, in The philosophy of Sri Aurobindo: Indian philosophy and yoga in the contemporary world, London: Bloomsbury, May 2020, 9781350124882.
  • Kapoor, Kapil and Danino, Michel, ed., Knowledge Traditions & Practices of India: Textbook for Class XI, Delhi, IN: Central Board of Secondary Education, 2013.
    Kapoor, Kapil and Danino, Michel, ed., Knowledge Traditions & Practices of India: Textbook for Class XI, Delhi, IN: Central Board of Secondary Education, 2015.
    Danino, Michel, ed., Sri Aurobindo and India’s Rebirth, Rupa Publications, 2018.
  • Danino, Michel, Beyond stones and more stones: defining Indian prehistoric archaeology, vol. 1, Ravi Korisettar (ed.), The Mythic Society, Bengaluru, 2017, pp. xvii–xviii.
    Danino, Michel, Nārada Śilpaśāstra: Ancient Sanskrit Treatise on Architectural Civil Engineering, Introduction, Text, Translation and Notes by R. N. Iyengar, K. S. Kannan, S. Y. Wakankar, Jain University Press, Jakkasandra (Bengaluru), 2018.
  • Danino, Michel, “The Sarasvati and the Civilization She Watered”, Dialogue, vol. 15, no. 1, pp. 60-71, Jul. 2013.
    Kapoor, Kapil and Danino, Michel, “Textbook of ‘Knowledge traditions and practices of India’”, Ancient Science of Life, vol. 32, p. 59-60, Jul. 2012.
    Danino, Michel, “Looking for Indianness”, Seminar, vol. 649, pp. 17-20, Sep. 2013.
    Danino, Michel, “Non-utilitarian use of proportions in Harappan town-planning”, Heritage: Journal of Multidisciplinary Studies in Archaeology, vol. 2, pp. 41-53, 2014.
    Danino, Michel, “Issues in Indian metrology, from Harappa to Bhāskarāchārya”, Ganita Bharati : Bulletin of the Indian Society for History of Mathematics, vol. 37, no. 1-2, pp. 125-143, 2015.
    Danino, Michel, “Le Gentil à Pondichéry: de Vénus à l'Inde”, Synergies Inde, no. 7, pp. 29-43, 2016.
    Danino, Michel, “Rethinking the purpose and basis of Indian education”, The New Leam, vol. 2, no. 14, pp. 5-7, Aug. 2016.
    Danino, Michel, “From Sarasvati to Ganga”, Sandhi: A Journal of Science and Heritage Initiatives, vol. 1, no. 1, pp. 32-35, Feb. 2015.
    Danino, Michel, “The Riddle of the Sarasvati River”, Journal of the Oriental Institute, Vol. 65, Nos. 1–4, pp. 55–69. 2016.
    Danino, Michel, “Methodological issues in the Indo-European debate”, Journal of Biosciences, DOI: 10.1007/s12038-019-9876-4, vol. 44, no. 3, Jul. 2019.
  • Danino, Michel, “The Lost River”, The Pioneer Magazine, Sunday ed., October 21, 2012.
    Danino, Michel, "Ask the past", Financial Chronicle, June 15, 2015.
    Danino, Michel, "Misinterpretations in 'Searching for Saraswati'", The Hindu, Apr. 21, 2015. (Comment)
    Danino, Michel, "Nature's basket", Financial Chronicle, May 11, 2015.
    Danino, Michel, "Neglect of knowledge traditions", The Hindu, Jan. 4, 2015.
    Danino, Michel, "Origins of Hinduism", BBC Knowledge Magazine, vol. 5, no. 2, pp. 79-80, Feb., 2015.
    Danino, Michel, "The real issues confronting Indian history", Daily News & Analysis, May 24, 2015.
    Danino, Michel, “Death of Debate”, Financial Chronicle, Sep. 21, 2015.
    Danino, Michel, “Politics and the writing of textbook history”, Teacher Plus, pp. 18–21. Aug. 2015.
    Danino, Michel, "Gainsaying ancient Indian science", The New Indian Express, Oct. 14, 2016.
    Danino, Michel, "In defence of Indian science", The New Indian Express, Oct. 13, 2016.
    Danino, Michel, "The public ignoramus", Financial Chronicle, May 2, 2016.
    Danino, Michel, "The saga of the Sarasvati", Financial Chronicle, Jul. 25, 2016.
    Danino, Michel, "The strange irony of Indian history", The New Indian Express, Sep. 24, 2016.
    Danino, Michel, "The problematics of genetics and the Aryan issue", The Hindu, Jun. 29, 2017.
    Danino, Michel, "The riddle of Hinduism", The New Indian Express, Mar. 8, 2017.
    Danino, Michel, "Bogeyman of majority in India", The New Indian Express, Apr. 2, 2018.
    Danino, Michel, "The ‘secular’ solution for Ayodhya", The New Indian Express, Mar. 11, 2018.
    Danino, Michel, "The great secular confusion", The New Indian Express, Mar. 19, 2018.
    Danino, Michel, "Our Freedom fighters and secularism", The New Indian Express, May 2, 2018.
    Danino, Michel, "Should Indian education be secular?", The New Indian Express, May 19, 2018.
    Danino, Michel, "Decoding the idea of India", The New Indian Express, Oct. 1, 2016.
    Danino, Michel, "Defining Indian civilisation", The New Indian Express, Jun. 18, 2018.
    Danino, Michel, "The universal in Indian culture", The New Indian Express, Jul. 11, 2018.
    Danino, Michel, "India’s own sacred ecology", The New Indian Express, Dec. 5, 2016.
    Danino, Michel, "Consciousness, the key to Indic thought", The New Indian Express, Aug. 06, 2018.
    Danino, Michel, "The individual and the collective in Indian thought", The New Indian Express, Oct. 04, 2018.
    Danino, Michel, "India's art of simple living", The New Indian Express, Oct. 29, 2018.
    Danino, Michel, "Dharma, generator of Indian ethics", The New Indian Express, Jan. 31, 2019.
    Danino, Michel, "Mainstream and marginal in ancient India", The New Indian Express, Jan. 3, 2017.
    Danino, Michel, "In India, is it secularism or minorityism?", The New Indian Express, Apr. 17, 2018.
    Danino, Michel, "Sacralising the cosmos, nature and life", The New Indian Express, Sep. 3, 2018.
    Danino, Michel, "India as a knowledge creator", The New Indian Express, Dec. 3, 2018.
    Danino, Michel, "Was India’s Knowledge Elitist?", The New Indian Express, Dec. 31, 2018.
    Danino, Michel, "India’s search for meaning", The New Indian Express, Mar. 4, 2019.
    Danino, Michel, "Unorganised, decentralised India", The New Indian Express, Apr. 2, 2019.
    Danino, Michel, “India, a resilient civilisation”, The New Indian Express, Apr. 30, 2019.
  • Danino, Michel, "New perspectives on our cultural pasts [invited lecture at Fifth Pupul Jayakar Memorial Lecture on 18th April 2013]", in Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH) Booklet, 2015.
  • Danino, Michel, "Jean-Michel Delire [Review of the book: Jean-Michel Delire]", Isis: A Journal of the History of Science Society, vo. 109, no. 1, pp. 163-164, Mar. 2018.
    Danino, Michel, “ [Review of the book: contribution to the history of the wheeled vehicle in India by Jean Deloche]”, Journal of the American Oriental Society, vol. 139, no. 3, pp. 756-758, Sep. 2019.