Rajeev Bhargava

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Rajeev Bhargava obtained his BA degree in Economics from the University of Delhi and M.Phil and D.Phil from Oxford University. He is currently a senior fellow and the director of the Centre for the study of Developing Societies, He has previously been a professor at Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi and between 2001-2005 he held the chair in political theory and Indian political thought at the University of Delhi and led its Department of Political Science.

He has worked as a senior fellow in ethics at Harvard University, as a visiting fellow of the British Academy, a CR Parekh fellow at the CSDS, Delhi, a Leverhulme fellow at the University of Bristol, a senior fellow at the Institute of Advanced Studies at Jerusalem and as a distinguished resident scholar at the Institute of Religion, Public life and Toleration of Columbia University, NY. He held the Asia Chair at Science Po, Paris in the summer of 2006 and his publications include Individualism in Social Science, (Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1992), Secularism and its critics (ed. OUP, New Delhi, 1998), Multiculturalism, Liberalism and Democracy, (ed. with A. Bagchi and R. Sudarshan, OUP 1999), Transforming India, (ed. With Francine Frankel et. al, OUP 2000), Politics and Ethics of the Indian Constitution (ed. OUP, 2008), What is Political Theory and why do we need it? (OUP, Delhi, 2010) and The Promise of India’s Secular Democracy (OUP, Delhi, 2010). He is currently working on a book on secularism. He has contributed to several international books and journals including the Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy and the Oxford Handbook of Political Theory. He is also on the advisory board of several programmes and institutions and was a consultant to the United Nations Development Programme report on cultural liberty.

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