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Sat 27 Aug 2022

4:00 PM - 5:00 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 27th of August 2022 at 1600 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, an alumnus of ISB, with close to nine years of lived experience in China. His experience includes stints as a Market Leader at a Global Fortune 40 firm, as Head of Business Development at a leading Indian talent development multinational and a term on the Board of a Shanghai-based not-for-profit. His academic research interests and 20+ papers span aspects of ancient Indian chronology, Indian Knowledge Systems, Landscape in Indic texts, Ancient Indian Jurisprudence, Ideas of India and Philosophy. His research-based compositional Sanskrit album Bhārata and her Kāśmīra has been recognised and listed by the Indira Gandhi National Center for the Arts (IGNCA). In 2022, he was invited by the National Museum Institute (NMI) to present the research that underpinned his album in a seminar organised by NMI to generate content for a new museum coming up related to Jammu and Kashmir.