Aakash Singh Rathore is a professor, author and an Ironman triathlete. He is International Fellow of the Centre for Ethics and Global Politics-LUISS, Rome, Italy. He is Director of the International Research Network for Religion and Democracy (www.irnrd.org) and the Executive Editor of the journal 'Plurilogue'. He has taught at various universities including Jawaharlal Nehru University, the Universities of Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad (India); Rutgers, Pennsylvania (USA); Toronto (Canada); Humboldt-Berlin (Germany); LUISS-Rome (Italy); and Louvain (Belgium). He is also Chief Editor, 'B. R. Ambedkar: The Quest for Justice' (five volumes, forthcoming 2019), and the author of 'B. R. Ambedkar: A Definitive Biography' (forthcoming).

He has authored, co-authored and co-edited several books including 'A Philosophy of Autobiography: Body & Text' (Routledge, 2018); 'Rethinking Indian Jurisprudence: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Law' (Routledge, 2018); 'Hegel’s India: A Reinterpretation, with Texts' (Oxford University Press, 2017); 'Plato’s Labyrinth: Sophistries, Lies and Conspiracies in Socratic Dialogues' (Routledge, 2017); 'Indian Political Theory: Laying the Groundwork for Svaraj' (Routledge, 2017); 'B.R. Ambedkar’s The Buddha and His Dhamma: A Critical Edition' (Oxford University Press, 2010); 'Indian Political Thought: A Reader' (Routledge, 2010); 'Wronging Rights? Philosophical Challenges for Human Rights' (Routledge, 2010); 'From Political Theory to Political Theology: Religious Challenges and the Prospects for Democracy' (Continuum, 2010); 'Reading Hegel: The Introductions' (Re.Press, 2008); 'Discoursing the Postsecular: Essays on Habermas’ Postsecular Turn' (LIT Verlag, 2011); 'The Future of Political Theology: Religious & Theological Perspectives' (Ashgate, 2011); 'Global Justice: Critical Perspectives' (Routledge, 2012); and 'The Complete Indian Wine Guide' (Roli, 2006).

He is the Series Editor of ‘Ethics, Human Rights and Global Political Thought’ (Routledge) and ‘Religion and Democracy: Reconceptualizing Religion, Culture, and Politics in Global Context’ (Oxford University Press). Also among his forthcoming books is 'Mind and Muscle'.

He has also finished five grueling Ironman Triathlons, known as the world’s most difficult one-day sporting event.
Education
Post-doc from Humboldt, Berlin
PhD from Louvain, Belgium
LL.M. from Central European University, Budapest
M.A.L.A. from St John's College, Annapolis and Santa Fe
M.Phil from Louvain, Belgium
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Philosophy, politics, India studies, caste, society, religion, law, phenomenology, psychology, classical and modern languages, literature, physical culture.
Personal Interests
Physical culture, philosophy, law, politics, phenomenology, psychology, classical and modern languages, literature, oenology, music, theatre, art, performance, cinema, design, architecture, carpentry, wine making and beer brewing.
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