Purushottama Bilimoria

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Purushottama Bilimoria is an Australian-American philosopher and scholar of Indian origin. He is appointed Head of Purushottama Research Center for Philosophy and Culture of India, Professor, Leading Scholar of Russian Federally awarded Lab at RUND University, Moscow, Russia. He is Principal Fellow with the School of Philosophical and Historical Studies and senior research fellow with the Australia India Institute, both in the University of Melbourne, Australia. He is a recent Fulbright-Nehru Distinguished Fellow and Visiting Faculty at Ashoka University in Delhi, India (Fall 2019), and a former Fellow of the College of the All Souls of the Faithful Departed, University of Oxford (under Prof Bimal Matilal), a permanent senior fellow with the Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies, The University of Oxford; distinguished teaching and senior research fellow in Indian philosophy and formerly core doctoral faculty at Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley; a recent Chancellor's Scholar, lecturer and visiting professor at the University of California, Berkeley; former visiting scholar with the Institute for South Asia Studies, University of California at Berkeley]]; an honorary professor at the Deakin University. He is Co-Editor-in-Chief of both 'Sophia'(international journal in Philosophy and Traditions, with Springer, based in University of Melbourne) and 'Journal of Dharma Studies' (Springer), and Editor (with Amy Rayner) of Routledge History of Indian Philosophy (2018)[1]

He is founder and also the co-editor-in-chief of the Sophia Studies in Cross-Cultural Philosophy of Traditions and Culture (currently at 30 volumes; with Springer). Also co-founder of the Australian Society for Asian and Comparative Philosophy.[citation needed]

Selected works[edit]

  • Sustainability Interdisciplinary and Interreligious Approaches (co-edited with Rita Sherma, Springer 2021)
  • Contemplative Studies and Hinduism (co-edited with Rita Sherma, Routkedge 2020)
  • Routledge History of Indian Philosophy (2018)
  • Sabda Pramana: Word and Knowledge/Testimony in Indian Philosophy (Springer 1988; Delhi 2008)
  • Why is there Nothing Rather than Something? (Sophia (2013)
  • The Indian Diaspora The Hindus and Sikhs in Australia (1996; 2015)
  • The Self & its Other in Hindu Thought (2005)
  • Contemporary Philosophy and J.L. Shaw (ed.) (2006)
  • Essays in Indian Philosophy: Traditional and Modern (1995) (with J. Mohanty)
  • The Other Revolution: NGO and Feminist Perspectives from South and East Asia (1998) (with R. Sharma).
  • "Emotions in Indian-Thought System" (2015 with Aleksander Wenta)
  • "Postcolonial Philosophy of Philosophy" (2009 with Andrew Irvine)
  • "J L Shaw and Comparative Philosophy" (with Michael Hemmingsen, 2016)
  • "Indian Ethics vol I Classical and Contemporary Changes (with J Prabhu and Renuka Sharma 2017 Routledge Paperback)
  • " Indian Ethics vol II Gender Justice and Ecology (with Prabhu, Sharma and Amy Rayner) (Springer 2018)
  • "Preface to Empathy Theory and Practice in Psychotheraphy by Renuka Sharma" (2014)
  • "Globalization, Transnationalism, Gender and Ecological Engagement" (with Amy Rayner, 2012)


  1. ^ "Academic Fellows". Archived from the original on 6 October 2017. Retrieved 20 June 2018.

External links[edit]

https://www.springer.com/journal/11841 https://blogs.unimelb.edu.au/shaps-research/2019/01/01/sophia/ https://www.aii.unimelb.edu.au/about/aii-fellows/