Maya Joshi is Associate Professor of English Literature at Lady Shri Ram College, but considers it her good fortune to have been exposed from childhood to literatures other than English and subjects other than Literature. Her publications include a critical edition of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein; a co-edited volume on Buddhist philosophy, Pramana: Dharmakirti and the Indian Philosophical Debate (Manohar, 2010); a translation with critical introduction of selections from Rahul Sankrityayan’s Baisvin Sadi for The Gollancz Book of South Asian Science Fiction, ed. Tarun Saint (2019); and a chapter on Sankrityayan and Ambedkar’s engagements with Buddha and Marx in India and Civilizational Futures: Papers from The Backwaters Collective on Metaphysics and Politics, ed. Vinay Lal (2019). In 2017–18, she was Fulbright-Nehru Visiting Scholar at the University of Pennsylvania, working on an intellectual biography of Rahul Sankrityayan, whom she has enjoyed reading, speaking and writing on for over a decade.
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Rahul Sankrityayan (1893–1963) was a polymath and polyglot. A pioneering explorer-traveller, he is known not only for his travelogues but also for contributions to history, philosophy, memoir-wri...
Sushila RamaswamySushila Ramaswamy is Associate Professor at the Department of Political Science, Jesus and Mary College, Delhi University.
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