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Sun 25 Sep 2022

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM (UTC+5.5)

Decoding the Elements of Human Rights From Vedic Literature & Dharmasastras

The INDICA Center for Indic Studies in Law & Justice presents an online conversation with Dr Sanghamitra Choudhury and Dr Shailendra Kumar on the 25th of September 2022 at 1900 hrs. This conversation intends to put the spotlight on the research findings in their paper Decoding the Elements of Human Rights from the Verses of Ancient Védic Literature and Dharmaśāstras


Dr. Sanghamitra Choudhury

Professor in Department of Political Science, Bodoland, Assam

Dr Sanghamitra Choudhury is a Professor in the Department of Political Science at Bodoland University, Assam, India. She has been a Postdoctoral Senior Fellow at the University of Oxford; Charles Wallace Fellow and Teaching Assistant at Queen's University, Belfast, UK; UN International Law Fellow at The Hague Academy of International Law, Netherlands; Junior and Senior Research Fellow at JNU, New Delhi; and Consultant at UNIFEM, India. She has authored 3 books and 25 research articles. She is the Executive Editor of two journals: Asian Ethnicity (by Taylor and Francis), and Vantage (by Maitreyi College, Delhi University).


Dr. Shailendra Kumar

Assistant Professor in Department of Management, Sikkim University

Dr Shailendra Kumar teaches at the Department of Management, Sikkim's Central University, Gangtok, India. His research and specialization areas include Business and Religion, Artificial Intelligence and Ethics, Business Ethics, Corporate Social Responsibility, Business and Gender, Business and Human rights, and Marketing Management. He is a member of the Board of Studies and School Board of leading Indian universities like SRM University, Sikkim University, etc., and has formulated the course structure and content of these universities. . His book Ethics and Corporate Governance, published by Cengage and IMT Ghaziabad, and is used as source material for the students of IMT Ghaziabad.


Megh Kalyanasundaram

Host, Director – Special Projects

Megh Kalyanasundaram is an Indian citizen with close to nine years of lived experience in China, an alumnus of ISB and is currently Director Special Projects at INDICA. His post-graduate specialization in Strategy, Leadership and Marketing included a study of research methods. His professional experience includes stints as a Market Leader at a Global Fortune 50 firm, as Head of Business Development at a leading Indian talent development multinational and he has served a term on the Board of a Shanghai-based not-for-profit. His academic research interests and 20+ papers span some aspects of ancient Indian chronology, Indian Knowledge Systems, Landscape in Indic texts, Ancient Indian Jurisprudence, Ideas of India and Philosophy. For his creative contribution to the first edition of the International Day of Yoga, he was invited by the Permanent Mission of India in the United Nations to attend the inaugural event at the UN. Other professional and pro-bono pursuits have included building differentiated digital platforms for Indic texts targeted at specific learning and research needs and music. His research-based compositional Sanskrit album 'Bhārata and her Kāśmīra' has been listed by the Indira Gandhi National Center for the Arts (IGNCA) while his subsequent album 'Indian Knowledge Systems and Yāskācārya's Nirukta' has recently been accepted for listing by the Vedic Heritage Portal. In 2022, Megh was invited by the National Museum Institute (NMI) to contribute content for multiple projects currently underway at NMI, including ones on Jammu Kashmir & Ladakh and Kedarnath.