Bio

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

 

Education:

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

 

Selected Publications:

  • “Demilitarizing the Rigveda: A Scrutiny of Vedic Horses, Chariots and Warfare”, Studies in Humanities and Social Sciences, XXVI (1) Summer 2019, pp. 5–32
  • “The Sarasvati River: Issues and Debates”, in S.K. Acharyya, Kunal Ghosh and Amal Kar, (eds), Saraswati: The River par Excellence, The Asiatic Society, Kolkata, 2020, pp. 217–234
  • Climate, Environment, and the Harappan Civilization, in Ranjan Chakrabarti, (ed.), Critical Themes in Environmental History of India, Sage, New Delhi, 2020, pp. 333–377
  • “Methodological issues in the Indo-European debate”, Journal of Biosciences, Vol. 44, July 2019, pp. 44–68
  • Sri Aurobindo and India’s Rebirth, (ed.), Rupa Books, New Delhi, 2018
  • “Issues in Indian Metrology, from Harappa to Bhāskarāchārya”, Ganita Bhārātī, vol. 37, no. 1–2, 2015, pp. 125–143
  • Knowledge Traditions & Practices of India, Textbook for Class XI (Vol. 1) and XII (Vol. 2), CBSE, New Delhi, 2013 & 2015 (co-editor with Prof. Kapil Kapoor)
  • Non‐Utilitarian Use of Proportions in Harappan Town‐Planning, Heritage: Journal of Multidisciplinary Studies in Archaeology, 2: 2014, pp. 41–53

 

Work Experience:

  • Visiting Professor, Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar (May 2018 to present)
  • Guest Professor, Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar (Sep 2011 to May 2018)
  • Member, Academic Council for History of Science & Technology, JNU Centre for HRM, from August 2019
  • Scholar-in-residence, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, for a lecture series on “Exploring Indian Civilization” (Aug to Nov 2014)
  • Visiting faculty, Indian Institute of Management Ranchi (Jan 2012 – Aug 2013)
  • Visiting faculty, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, for a lecture series on “Science and Technology in Early and Classical India” (Feb to Mar 2011)
  • Guest lecturer on India’s cultural history at Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham (Coimbatore campus, 2007–11)
  • Member, Indian Council of Historical Research (2015–18)
  • Member, Indian National Commission for History of Science, INSA (2018 to 2020)