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Sudarsan Padmanabhan Indian Institute of Technology Madras, India

Sudarsan Padmanabhan is Associate Professor in the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai. He specializes in social and political philosophy, Indian philosophy and culture, and his research focus is on the confluence of law, democracy, and ethics in the public sphere. Sudarsan is the Co-coordinator of an Erasmus+ grant, funded by the European Union (EU) and coordinated by Aarhus University, Denmark. Sudarsan was also the Co-coordinator of Interdisciplinary Bridges for Indo-European Studies (IBIES), a consortium of 19 EU and Indian Higher Education institutions funded by Erasmus Mundus, coordinated by Aarhus University. He was Principal Investigator of the EU-funded Contemporary European Study Centres Project in India during 2010–2011; this research group works on Democracy and Development and Contemporary Global Politics. With Jyotirmaya Tripathy, Sudarsan coedited The Democratic Predicament: Cultural Diversity in Europe and India (2013) and Becoming Minority (2015); with Sonika Gupta, he coedited Politics in the Global Age: Critical Reflections on Sovereignty, Citizenship, Territory and Nationalism (2015).