Profile


Archana Barua
Professor
Philosophy
archana@iitg.ac.in
Contact: +91 361 258 2552

■ Research Interests:
Phenomenology and Continental Philosophy : Husserl,Heidegger ,Sartre,Merlau Ponty ,Ricouer-Levinas and Gadamer included ;Philosophy of Value: Ethics and Aesthetics, Feminist Philosophy, Indian Philosophy, Gandhian Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion.Special expertise in Philosophy of Culture and religions of North East India with special research interest in the Vaishnavism of the Medieval Bhakta Saints and Mahapurush Sankaradeva in particular ; Designed web materials on select areas of Science, Technology and Society from a philosophical perspective.

■ Publication:
  1. Archana Barua . 2019. From the Flesh World in Merlau Ponty to the Ricourean Quest for the world as a Poesis : An attempt at revisiting Hidden Depths of Husserlian Phenomenology. The Keanean Journal of Arts. Ladykeane college shillong
  2. Archana Barua . 2019. Rabindranath Tagore, Buddhism, and the ‘Centrality of the Path of Bhakti in the Religion of the Poet . Issues in Philosophy: East and West. Krishna Kanta Handique State Open University .
  3. Archana Barua . 2018. Matrilineal Roots in some Early Materialist Tradition in India: Re-visiting Tantra from a Marxist perspective. Lokayata- Journal of Positive philosophy. CPPIS
  4. Anamitra Basu and Archana Barua. 2017. Constraints and Challenges to Social Science Research in North East India: A Review. Constraints and Challenges to Social Science Research in North East India. Regency Publishers,New Delhi
  5. Archana Barua. 2015. Elements of Magic, Esotericism, and Religion in Shaktism and Tantrism in Light of the Shakti Pitha Kāmākhyā. . Pomegranate The International Journal of Pagan Studies. Equinox Publishing

■ Conference Proceedings:
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    1 30 Nov -0001
    ■ Current Courses:
    Course No Course Title Level
    HS 112 Philosophy: Styles and Methods BTech
    ■ Projects:
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    ■ PhD Students:
    SI No. Student Name PhD Status Thesis Title
    1 Rekhamoni Devi Dissertation
    2 Violeena Deka Completed From Ontology to Ethics: A Merleau Pontian Approach to Human-Nature Relationship
    3 Vanlal Tanpuia Completed
    4 Tejasha Kalita Completed
    5 Akoijam Thoibisana Completed

    ■ MA Development Studies Dissertation Supervised:
    SI No. Student Name Year Dissertation Title
    1 Manik Konch 2012 Philosophy of Sustainable Development: A Gandhian Perspective