Mrinal Miri

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Mrinal Miri
Nominated MP of the Rajya Sabha
In office
29 June 2012 to 21 March 2016
Preceded byRam Dayal Munda, INC
Personal details
Born1 August 1940
Assam, India

Mrinal Miri (born 1 August 1940) is an Indian philosopher and educationalist.

Early life[edit]

He was awarded a BA in Philosophy from the University of Cambridge in 1966 and gained his doctorate in 1970.


From 1970 to 1974 he was a Lecturer in Philosophy at St. Stephen's College under the University of Delhi, before moving to North Eastern Hill University. Mrinal also served as the Director of the Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla, from 1993 to 1999. He was nominated as a member of Rajya Sabha on 21 March 2012.

He has been awarded a Padma Bhushan for his contribution in the field of education and literature.[1] He was a member of the National Advisory Council established by the Manmohan Singh UPA I government. He is a member of the council set up for the implementation of RTE act also called as NAC.[2]

Personal life[edit]

He is married to Sujata Miri, a fellow philosopher.


  • The Place of Humanities in Our Universities (ed), Routledge, 2018 (ISBN 978-1-138-10638-3)
  • The Idea of Surplus: Tagore and Contemporary Human Sciences (ed), Routledge, New Delhi, 2016 (ISBN 978-1-138-63991-1)
  • Philosophy and Education, Oxford University Press, 2014 (ISBN 0-19-945276-8)
  • Identity and the Moral life, Oxford University Press, 2002 ISBN 0-19-566064-1
  • Tribal India: Continuity and Change (Ed), Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla, 1993
  • Five Essays on Kant (Ed), North Eastern Hill University, 1987
  • Philosophy of Psychoanalysis, Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla, 1997.


  1. ^ "Padma Awards" (PDF). Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2015. Retrieved 21 July 2015.
  2. ^ TNN (26 June 2010). "HRD panel to oversee RTE rollout". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 11 August 2011. Retrieved 14 February 2013.

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