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Dr. Nirmalya Guha
Associate Professor
Department of Humanistic Studies, IIT (BHU)
Area of Interest: 
Logic, Semantics, Epistemology

  • Post-doctoral Research. Nehru-Fulbright Professional and Excellence Fellow, University of Texas at Austin, USA.
  • PhD.  Lancaster University, U.K. Topic: Postulation in Indian Epistemology.                 
  • M.A.  University of Madras. Department of Philosophy.
  • M.A.  The Central University, Hyderabad. Department of Applied Linguistics.
  • B.A.   Calcutta University (Sanskrit College). Department of Linguistics.
  • Associate Professor. Department of Humanistic Studies, Indian Institute of Technology (BHU), Varanasi (May, 2018 - Present)
  • Associate Professor. Manipal Centre for Humanities, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal (August, 2016 - May, 2018)
  • Assistant Professor. Manipal Centre for Humanities, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal (August, 2015 - August, 2016)
  • Assistant Professor. Department of Philosophy, Presidency University, Kolkata (December, 2012 - August, 2015)
  • Assistant Professor. Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, Kanpur (October, 2009 - December, 2012)
  • Teaching Assistant. Department of Philosophy, Liverpool University, UK (January, 2006 - September, 2006)


   ‘Absence’, Invited Talk, Ashoka University, Sonipat, March 21, 2018

   ‘To Keep or Not To Keep: The Cultural Heritage of Vishnupur’, Invited Lecture, History and Heritage in South Asia, A Seminar organized by the Dept. of Sociology, Presidency University, Kolkata and School of Oriental and African Studies, U. K., Presidency University, Kolkata, February 20-21, 2017

   ‘An Innocent Fallacy and Its Mischievous Offshoot: Mahāvidyānumāna in Light of Satpratipakṣa’, Invited Lecture, Indo-Chinese Cultural Exchange Seminar organized by Institute of Advanced Humanistic Studies, Fudan University, Shanghai, China, December 9-12, 2016

   ‘Absence: An Onto-epistemic Analysis’, Invited Lecture, San Jose State University Comparative Philosophy Conference, San Jose State University, May 2, 2015

   ‘Semantics: East and West’, Invited Lecture, School of Language and Linguistics, Jadavpur University, March 24, 2014

   ‘Word, meaning and their relation’, Invited Lecture, Three-day workshop on linguistics, Linguistic Research Unit, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata, March 20, 2014

   ‘Cognition, World and the Non-dualist’s Body’, Invited Lecture, National Seminar on Embodied Cognition, Hyderabad University, February, 2014

   Two Talks on Indian Epistemology and Philosophy of Language were given at the Centre of Exact Humanities, International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad on 23rd and 24th April, 2012

   ‘Victory of the Unblocked: A Glimpse of Indian Epistemology’, Invited Lecture, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata, October, 2011

   ‘Blockers, Watchmen and the War of Cognitions: A New Epistemology’, Invited Lecture, Centre for Behavioural and Cognitive Sciences, Allahabad, April, 2011

   ‘Indian Deductive System: The Logical Basis for Indian Sciences’, The Culture and Philosophy of Science in India (organized by Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, in collaboration with the Indian Council for Philosophical Research and Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture, Kolkata, April 2009), Kolkata, 2009

   ‘The Language of Indian Logic’, Philosophical Text Seminars, Lancaster University, 2008

   ‘Truths of Reason in Indian Philosophy’, National Institute of Advanced Studies, India, 2006

   ‘Postulation’, Monday Seminar, Department of Religious Studies, Lancaster University, 2006

   ‘Postulation and Indian Epistemology’, Departmental Seminar, Department of Philosophy, University of Liverpool, 2006

   ‘The Language of Indian Logic and Modern Semantics’, Calcutta Logic Circle, 2005