Prasenjit Biswas

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Prasenjit Biswas is currently an Associate Professor of Philosophy at North Eastern Hill University, Shillong. Besides he has taught Philosophy at Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad, Indian Institute of Philosophy, Mumbai and Guwahati, Assam University, Silchar. He specializes in Phenomenology and Continental Philosophy, Philosophy of Northeast India, Ethnophilosophy, Philosophy of Science, Political Philosophy etc. He has published books like Ethnic Life-Worlds in North East India (SAGE, 2008); Political Economy of Underdevelopment of North East India (Co-Authored with Rafiul Ahmad); Construction of Evil in North East India (SAGE, 2012); The Postmodern Controversy (Rawat, 2005); The Meaning, Metaphor and Method of Peace in North East India (Regency, 2006), Between Philosophy and Anthropology: Aporias of Language, Thought and Consciousness (Notion Press, Chennai, 2017). He has published many papers in edited books and journals.

Apart from academic works, he also is a leading human rights’ activist from North East India. He has worked for ensuring compensation paid to families of members who dies of hunger at Assam’s Bhuban Valley Tea Garden in 2011-12. He currently Chairs Barak Human Rights’ Protection Committee, Silchar.

He has been writing regularly on the North East Page of the Statesman, New Delhi and Kolkata.

He has visited in various assignments to the Universities of Cambridge; Wayne State University, Detroit, University of South Florida, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Rabindra Bharati University, Delhi University and other leading Universities abroad and India.

He has been a ready speaker on issues of contemporary social theory and issues of human rights to a variety of audiences across the world and in the international media such as Al Jazeera, Voice of America, South China Morning Times etc.