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Ramchandra Gandhi was the founding head of the Department of Philosophy at the University of Hyderabad, and had been a Fellow of the Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla, and Indian Institute of Education, Poona. He taught at the University of Rajasthan, Visva-Bharati University, Santiniketan, the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco and Bangalore University.?
Author of several papers and books, he has been one of our most creative philosophers and public intellectuals, incessantly exploring new ideas, experimenting with new ways of relating modern Indian thought both with classical India and the West.?
A student of Professor Ramchandra Gandhi at the University of Hyderabad, A. Raghuramaraju joined the Department of Philosophy there after obtaining his doctorate from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur. His areas of special interest are social and political philosophy and Indian philosophy.?
Among his publications are Debates in Indian Philosophy: Classical, Colonial and Contemporary that won Choice Outstanding Academic Title, 2007, and an edited volume, Ramchandra Gandhi: The Man and His Philosophy.
The University Grants Commission recently appointed him as Principal Investigator for e-content development for Philosophy for its e-PG Pathshala. Raghuramaraju also writes in Telugu on Telugu literature. He is the series general editor of Porugununchi Telugu Loki: Charcha Kosam, Vimarsh Kosam published by Emesco, Vijayawada, consisting of translations of books into Telugu. Engaged in farming for two months a year in his native village near the temple town of Tirupati, he lives with his family in Hyderabad.