Call for Guest Posts

The administrators and editors of the Indian Philosophy Blog (Amod, Elisa, and Ethan) have been considering ways that we can widen the pool of contributors while maintaining the quality of our current contributions. To this end, we are here issuing a standing call for guest posts. We would like to invite contributions consisting in academic investigations into Indian philosophy that meet the standard set already by existing blog posts. We hope that this is a way that scholars may share their work or interests with the wider community and that the blog may continue to foster collegiality between the members of our field.
In particular, we welcome:

  1. guest posts by graduate students presenting their research,
  2. guest posts by PhD holders or PhD students presenting a paper (by them or by other people) which has recently been published on a peer review journal (or book) or accepted for a conference,
  3. guest posts by PhD holders or PhD students surveying the literature on a given topic.

If you are interested, proposals may be send to any of the admins noted above. Please include a CV or link to your academic webpage. If the admins agree that the proposal fits our content guidelines, it will be published.

If you would like to know more about the possibility of posting, please write any of our moderators noted above, and we can explain the process.

Some examples of guest posts that we have posted may be found here, here, and here.

Besides this, we are always looking for quality book reviews to post on the blog. Examples of book-reviews can be found here. Please see our book review page for more information on review submissions.

10 Replies to “Call for Guest Posts”

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  3. Hi Amod / Elisa / Ethan / Matthew

    I am writing to you as the founder of, an online counselling startup. Therappo is a live video-chat platform aimed specifically at mental-health professionals in India. I am an occasional reader of your blog. Its clean & simple approach is very nice – in fact in the early days of Therappo, it did help us define our directions in many ways.

    I am writing this brief mail to request if you could to carry a story on us on your blog. We keep creating content and if you like, we can send you some for your blog. Or alternatively, you can take a test-drive and write about us yourself as you please. In other words, we’d me delighted to work with you.

    We are essentially India’s only video-chat based online counselling platform. Our big uniqueness is that unlike other online counselling sites, we do not send our users to Skype or Hangout etc. We have a very powerful and secure video system that works inside your web browser without needing any downloads or installations. Therappo is not only useful for counselling services, but also for live-elearning sessions, tutions, discussions that need to be done remotely. Company Note attached.

    Would also love your reactions if you can find the time to browse through our small, tight platform sometime. If you are interested in taking a trial-run, please let me know, we will be glad to take him/her through the platform and its video engine.

    Sanjay Sarkar

    • Hi Sanjay – I don’t think this would be quite appropriate for our blog, unless there is a specifically philosophical approach to your counselling that you haven’t mentioned. Best wishes with your service.

  4. I am a reviewer with Prabuddha Bharata. This May’s issue has my review of Indian ethics and earlier I had reviewed books in honour of T S Rukmani and more recently, on Kalidas Bhattacharya. I am interested in Tantric philosophy (Kashmiri Shaivism), theodicy and Indian/Western epistemology. I am especially interested in Vedanta and Advaita Vedanta.
    If you please scroll down the link above you will see firsthand some of my reviews. thanks.


  5. Position: Open Rank, Shri Parshvanath Presidential Chair in Jain Studies

    University of California, Irvine
    Open Rank
    Location: Irvine, CA, United States

    The University of California, Irvine, Department of Philosophy and the Program in Religious Studies announces an open rank search for the Shri Parshvanath Presidential Chair in Jain Studies. We seek a scholar whose research and teaching are focused on Jainism and with a wide range of knowledge in Jain religion, its ethics and philosophy, history, and culture, as well as familiarity with the languages of Jain primary sources. We are especially interested in scholars who can critically evaluate the relevance of Jain principles in potential research and teaching areas including peace and conflict studies, human rights, social justice, bioethics, fundamental problems in philosophy, diversity and cultural sensitivity, ecology and environment, and the relation of Jain religion to other religious and philosophical traditions.

    The successful candidate’s responsibilities will include maintaining an outstanding research program and teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, including the advising of graduate students. The successful candidate will be expected to guide the research of doctoral students, to be committed to a continuing research program, to provide leadership in the field, and to provide service to the university and profession. Additionally the preferred candidate should possess the willingness and ability to interact with the Jain diaspora community at large and contribute to diversity and cultural sensitivity.

    Completed applications containing a curriculum vitae, sample of research, statement of teaching, and three letters of recommendation should be uploaded electronically via UC Irvine’s online application system, RECRUIT, located at:

    A separate statement that addresses past and/or potential contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion must also be included in the application materials.
    To receive fullest consideration, applications should be received by November 30, although the position will be open until filled.

    The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

  6. Hi Amod / Elisa / Ethan / Matthew,

    After exploring various academic disciplines, I found a deeper connect with philosophy as a subject, so I decided to pursue philosophy formally currently I am doctoral student of Oriental studies at University of Warsaw.

    I have started writing short research essays and opinions, to get better feedback and to articulate my thoughts clearly i would like to join this blog and would like to post my brief article titled

    “Does The Buddhist Idea of Non-self (non-substantiality) Imply Nihilism?”

    With open comments and review system i can sharpen my understanding and build better arguments for future publications.

    Thanking you.

    Dr.Malay Patel

  7. Hello,

    I am not currently in a graduate program but was interested in doing a guest post on J.Krishnamurty’s view on race. Would that be possible? I hold a MTS but it is not in Hinduism or Indian philosophy.

  8. You are invited to participate in the next session of the Logic and Religion Webinar Series which will be held on April 14, 2022, at 4pm CET with the topic:

    Theist and Atheist Arguments in Indian Philosophy
    Speaker: Sachchidanand Mishra (Benares Hindu University, India)
    Chair: Agnieszka Rostalska (Ghent University, Belgium)

    Please register in advance!

    Abstract: For a long time, philosophers have been proposing arguments to prove or to deny the existence of God. This attitude can be witnessed in western philosophy as well as in Indian Philosophy. In Indian philosophy, the theist arguments are put forward mainly by the Nyāya Vaiśeṣika school. Only a few arguments are proposed by the Yoga Philosophers. But if there is a debate between the theist and atheist, the onus is on the theist to prove God’s existence. The atheist only has to show that the arguments are not capable of proving the existence of God conclusively. This is the dominant attitude in Indian Philosophy. The Cārvāka, the Buddhists, the Jainas, the Sāṅkhyas, and even the Mīmāṁsakas and the Vedāntins have put forward atheist arguments to prove the incapability of the theist arguments in proving the existence of God. In this webinar, I would try to evaluate the arguments from both sides as presented by Indian philosophers.

    With best wishes,

    Francisco de Assis Mariano
    The University of Missouri-Columbia

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