Bharani Kollipara

Bharani Kollipara
Bharani Kollipara
PhD (English), The English and Foreign Languages University, Hyderabad

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# 2102, FB-2, DA-IICT, Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India – 382007


I write and teach in the areas of modern philosophy, political theory and South Asian Studies. I am interested in the phenomenological tradition and its wider ramifications in the 20th century as Hermeneutics et al, particularly with reference to phenomenology’s approach to questions in metaphysics. My general research focus is organized around questions pertaining, broadly speaking, to the ontology of tradition in view of its complicated relation to the notion history. Currently I am interested in unraveling the relations between Phenomenology and Hermeneutics. As a trained scholar in literature (Modernism), I bring to bear my literary training on closely reading canonical philosophical texts of the Western tradition. Students interested in working at the intersection between literature and philosophy are encouraged to contact me.


Modern Philosophy, Phenomenology and Hermeneutics, Literary Modernism


  • Bharani Kollipara. A review of Gadamer on Tradition: Historical Context and the Limits of Reflection: Springer, Cham, 2017, Human Studies 41 (1):157-164 (2018).
  • Kollipara, Bharani. “Tradition and Discipline: How should one read ancient Indian texts”. Modern Asian Studies Volume 50, Special Issue 4, July (2016) pp. 1327–1402, Cambridge University Press 2016, ISSN 0026-749X, doi:10.1017/S0026749X1600008.
  • Kollipara, Bharani. “Modernity, Commonsense and Epistemological Crisis: A Reading of Sripada Subrahmanya Sastri’s Memoirs”. Journal of Contemporary Thought Number 41, Special Number on Critical Humanities, October (2015) pp. 79-116, Forum on Contemporary Theory, Baroda and International Lincoln Centre, Louisiana State University, Shreveport, ISSN 0971-4731.
  • Kollipara Bharani. A Review of Richard Sorabji’s Gandhi and the Stoics: Modern Experiments on Ancient Values, in Philosophy: East and West, Volume 65, Number 1, (January, 2015) pp. 354-359, University of Haiwai’i Press, ISSN: 1527-943X. Project Muse doi:10.1353/pew.2015.0001
  • Kollipara, Bharani. “The Ethics of Pain”. Anekaant: A Journal of Polysemic Thought. Number 2, (March 2014) pp. 47-54 ISSN: 2320-6195. Published by Balvant Parekh Centre for General Semantics & Other Human Sciences, Baroda.
  • Kollipara, Bharani. “Praxis as Poieisis: “Creating Oneself as a Work of Art”. Samyukta: A Journal of Women’s Studies. Volume XIV, Number 1, (January 2014) pp. 17-29 Published by Women’s Initiatives, with support from the University Grants Commission.


  • Approaches to Indian Society
  • Modern European Philosophy
  • Modernity and Political Theory
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