Purushottama Bilimoria

Purushottama Bilimoria is an Australian-American philosopher and scholar of Indian origin. He is a current Fulbright-Nehru Distinguished Fellow and Visiting Faculty at Ashoka University in Delhi, India (fall 2019), and a former Fellow of the College of the All Souls of the Faithful Departed, University of Oxford, a senior research fellow with the Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies, The University of Oxford; distinguished teaching and research fellow and core doctoral faculty at Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley; a Chancellor's Scholar, lecturer and visiting professor at the University of California, Berkeley; former visiting scholar with the Institute for South Asia Studies, University of California at Berkeley]]; an honorary professor at the Deakin University; and senior fellow with the School of Philosophical and Historical Studies and the Australia India Institute in the University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia; editor-in-chief of both 'Sophia' and 'Journal of Dharma Studies' (Springer), and editor of Routledge History of Indian Philosophy (2018)[1]

Bilimoria is also the editor-in-chief of the Sophia Studies in Cross-cultural Philosophy of Traditions and Culture (currently at 30 volumes; with Springer).

Selected worksEdit

  • Routledge History of Indian Philosophy (2018)
  • Sabda Pramana: Word and Knowledge/Testimony in Indian Philosophy (Springer 1988; Delhi 2008)
  • Why is there Nothing Rather than Something? (Sophia (2013)
  • The Indian Diaspora The Hindus and Sikhs in Australia (1996; 2015)
  • The Self & its Other in Hindu Thought (2005)
  • Contemporary Philosophy and J.L. Shaw (ed.) (2006)
  • Essays in Indian Philosophy: Traditional and Modern (1995) (with J. Mohanty)
  • The Other Revolution: NGO and Feminist Perspectives from South and East Asia (1998) (with R. Sharma).
  • "Emotions in Indian-Thought System" (2015 with Aleksander Wenta)
  • "Postcolonial Philosophy of Philosophy" (2009 with Andrew Irvine)
  • "J L Shaw and Comparative Philosophy" (with Michael Hemmingsen, 2016)
  • "Indian Ethics vol I Classical and Contemporary Changes (with J Prabhu and Renuka Sharma 2017 Routledge Paperback)
  • " Indian Ethics vol II Gender Justice and Ecology (with Prabhu, Sharma and Amy Rayner) (Springer 2018)
  • "Preface to Empathy Theory and Practice in Psychotheraphy by Renuka Sharma" (2014)
  • "Globalization, Transnationalism, Gender and Ecological Engagement" (with Amy Rayner, 2012)


  1. ^ "Academic Fellows". www.aii.unimelb.edu.au. Retrieved 20 June 2018.

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