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Purushottama Bilimoria, PhD

Distinguished Teaching & Research Fellow

Core Doctoral Faculty
At the GTU since
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Dr. Bilimoria was Chancellor's Scholar and Visiting Professor at the University of California, Berkeley before joining the GTU; he is honorary professor at the Deakin University and senior fellow at Melbourne University in Australia. His research interests include Contemporary and Classical Indian Philosophy; Comparative Philosophy & Ethics; Post-Colonial Studies; Psychology of Emotions; Indic Cross-Cultural Studies; Hindu and Indian Ethics; Indian and Hindu Diaspora Studies. He has taught on four continents, is the editor-in-chief of the journal Sophia, and is known internationally for his work on Indian Philosophy and Ethics.

Degrees and Certifications

PhD, La Trobe University, Australia

MA, Otago University

BA, Auckland University

Research and Teaching Interests
  • Classical Indian Philosophy

  • Indian Ethics 

  • Hindu Philosophy

  • Comparative Ethics

  • Indian & Continental Comparative Philosophy

  • Cross-Cultural Philosophy of Religion

  • Diaspora Studies

  • Bioethics

  • Gandhi Studies 

  • Jain Philosophy

Academic Committees and Boards

Editor-in-Chief, Sophia International Journal of Philosophy and Traditions, Springer  

Selected Publications
  • Indian Ethics: Classical Traditions and Contemporary Challenges Volume I, Ashgate, Oxford, 2007. 
  • History of Indian Philosophy, Routledge History of World Philosophies, 2018.
  • Indian Ethics Vol II Gender Justice and Ecology, Ashgate, Oxford,. 
  • Emotions in Indian Thought-Systems, Routledge India, 2015.
  • Indian Diaspora : Hindus and Sikhs in Australia, D.K. Printworld, 2015. 
  • Globalization, Transnationalism, Gender and Ecological Engagement, Serials Publications, 2015. 
  • Postcolonial Reason and Its Critiques: Deliberations on Spivak's Thoughts, Oxford University Press, 2014.  
  • Postcolonial Philosophy of Religion, [ed.], Springer, 2009. 
Courses Taught
  • Self & "I" in Indic Thought 
  • Dharma Philosophy & Ethics
  • Introductory Sanskrit
  • Radical Non-Violence: Jainism
  • Introduction to Jainism
  • Jaina Philosophy & Ethics
  • Chrisitianity & Dharma Religions
  • Hindu Philosophy & Ethics
  • Gandhi, Non-Violence, Jainism
  • Indian Philosophy: Overview 
  • Philosophy of Religion: India & The West