Curriculum Vitae of Akhar Bandyopadhyay

Personal Information

  • Name: Akhar Bandyopadhyay
  • Sex: Male
  • Mother’s Name: Rupa Sanyal Bandyopadhyay
  • Father’s Name: Debaprasad Bandyopadhyay
  • Residential Address: Anekanta, 23/1, Joy Narayan Banerji Lane, Baranagar, Kolkata- 700036
  • Phone: +917044269477/+918697105707
  • E-mail: akhar2001@gmail.com
  • Websites:
  • Academia.edu⤡
  • Researchgate
  • Linkedin⤡
  • WordPress
  • Youtube
  • Facebook
  • Languages Known: English (Full Professional Proficiency), Bangla (Full Professional Proficiency), Hindi (Limited Working Proficiency), Sanskrit (Limited Working Proficiency)

About

Akhar Bandyopadhyay was a deschooled/unschooled/homeschooled student. After finishing his undergraduate Degree in Philosophy from the University of Calcutta, he is now pursuing his Masters in Philosophy from the Presidency University, Kolkata. He has published several research papers and articles (some of them were translated in Urdu and Portuguese). He has also attended international as well as national seminars and webinars, either as a speaker or a participant. As a non-partisan political and climate activist, he has also engaged himself in the Group Theatre and Little Magazine movements.

Educational Qualifications

DEGREE/CERTIFICATEYEARINSTITUTIONBOARD/UNIVERSITYSUBJECT(S)% / CGPADIV
Secondary School Certificate2017ST. STEPHENS SCHOOL, DUMDUMNATIONAL INSTITUTE OF OPEN SCHOOLING (NIOS)ENGLISH, SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, MATHS, SOCIAL SCIENCE AND PSYCHOLOGY74.4I
Certificate in Permaculture/Natural Farming2017SMELL OF THE EARTH FARM, RUPPUR, BIRBHUMNANATURAL FARMING/PERMACULTURENANA
Senior Secondary School Certificate2019NORTH POINT SENIOR SECONDARY BOARDING SCHOOL, BAGUIHATINATIONAL INSTITUTE OF OPEN SCHOOLING (NIOS)ENGLISH, SOCIOLOGY, ECONOMICS, PSYCHOLOGY, POLITICAL SCIENCE AND DATA ENTRY OPERATIONS90.2I
Introducing Philosophy of Religion2020NATHE OPEN UNIVERSITYPHILOSOPHY OF RELIGIONNANA
David Hume2020NATHE OPEN UNIVERSITYHUMEAN PHILOSOPHYNANA
DIPLOMA IN SOCIOLOGY2020OPENSTAX COLLEGE, IRELANDALISONSOCIOLOGY85I
CERTIFICATE IN PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE2020COURSERAPENNSYLVENIA UNIVERSITYPHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE100I
CERTIFICATE IN HOW TO UNDERSTAND ARGUMENTS COURSERADUKE UNIVERSITYWESTERN LOGIC83.33I
BACHELOR OF ARTS IN PHILOSOPHY (MAJOR)2022MAULANA AZAD COLLEGE, KOLKATAUNIVERSITY OF CALCUTTAPHILOSOPHYCGPA: 8.770I   RANK: I
CERTIFICATE IN PHILOSOPHY, SCIENCE AND RELIGION: PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGION2022COURSERAUNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGHPHILOSOPHY100I
CERTIFICATE IN ART OF THE MOOC: ACTIVISM AND SOCIAL MOVEMENTS2022COURSERADUKE UNIVERSITYART HISTORY, HISTORY OF SOCIAL MOVEMENTS, POLITICS100I

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Epistemology, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of Religion, Social Philosophy, Political Philosophy, Psychoanalysis, Ethics, Sociology, Feminist Philosophy, Environmental Philosophy, Applied Ethics, Cartesianism, Spinozism, David Hume, Henry Louis Vivian Derozio, Bhagat Singh, Gandhi studies, Tagore studies, Buddhist Philosophy, Vedanta Philosophy, Philosophical Counselling

PUBLICATIONS

  1. Papers
  2. 2007. with Debaprasad Bandyopadhyay. “এও হয়: আঁকতে আঁকতে অক্ষর (Writing by Means of Drawing)”. Ed. Basu, P. manus Hoye oTha (Understanding Children’s World). Kolkata: Shrayan. (pp. 487-519) .
  3. 2015. STRUCTURAL AND APPLIED LINGUISTICS (SPbSU): LIST OF PUBLICATIONS СТРУКТУРНАЯ И ПРИКЛАДНАЯ ЛИНГВИСТИКА (СПбГУ): СПИСОК ПУБЛИКАЦИЙ গ্রন্থনবাদী আর ফলিত ভাষাতত্ত্ব: প্রকাশন তালিকা. With LA ACADEMIA DE LA FLUIDEZ Y ELOCUENCIA (EST. 1738), LA FILOLÓGICA POR LA CAUSA (EST. 1738) STRUCTURAL AND APPLIED LINGUISTICS (SPBU), СТРУКТУРНАЯ И ПРИКЛАДНАЯ ЛИНГВИСТИКА (СПбГУ), LA CASA EDITORIAL Σίγμα (EST. 1951), АЛЕКСАНДР СЕРГЕЕВИЧ ГЕРД ALEXANDER SERGEEVICH HEARD, Avishek Ray, Debaprasad Bandyopadhyay, Sergey Chebanov. Published in ACTA FILOLÓGICA POR LA CAUSA
  4. 2016. “Non-Linguistics of Silenceme: Lalon”. With Bhattacharyya, S., and Debaprasad Bandyopadhyay. Sahapedia
  5. 2016. “রুশ বিপ্লবের কথা” [The narrative of the Russian Revolution]. Polimaati. Barasat Branch: West Bengal Democratic Writers and Artists’ Forum (pp 63-78) .
  6. 2016. Bhagat Singh: Terrorist or Communist? Socialist Fight (Great Britain): Liaison Committee for the Fourth International.
  7. 2016. The Uniqueness Of Bhagat Singh. Socialist Fight (Great Britain): Liaison Committee for the Fourth International.
  8. 2016-17. ভগৎএর ভূত (The Spectre of Bhagat Singh): Parts I, II, III. Anyapatra.
  9. 2017. Class struggle in India: now and then. Socialist Fight (Great Britain): Liaison Committee for the Fourth International.
  10. 2017. POLYCULTURE: DEFEATING THE MODERN LAB STATE. With Bandyopadhyay, D.
  11. 2017. The Rise Of The “Right” In The Usa And India And The Necessity For Marxism. Socialist Fight (Great Britain): Liaison Committee for the Fourth International.
  12. 2017. রাধাগোবিন্দ চন্দ্র: মেঘে ঢাকা তারা (Radhagobinda Chandra: The Cloud Capped Star), Kishor Vigyani Saradiya Samkhya, Paschimbanga Vigyan Mancha.
  13. 2018. Bhagat Singh: The ‘Becoming’ Of A Socialist Revolutionary. Colloquial Haze, Kolkata. Republished by Socialist Fight (Great Britain): Liaison Committee for the Fourth International.
  14. 2018. Com. Bhagat Singh: Communal Riots And Class Struggle. Jabardakhal.
  15. 2018. India: Maharashtra Kisan Long March – A Turning Point. Published in English in Asian Marxist Review. Translated and Republished in Urdu in PAKISTAN TRADE UNION DEFENCE CAMPAIGN.
  16. 2018. Revolutionary Bhagat Singh: 87 years of martyrdom. Asian Marxist Review.
  17. 2018. The Question of the Dalits: a short analysis. Published in English by Socialist Fight (Great Britain): Liaison Committee for the Fourth International. Translated and Republished in Portuguese in “Frente Comunista dos Trabalhadores” (Brazil), trans. Humberto Rodrigues.
  18. 2019. বুদ্ধ কি জন্মান্তরবাদী ছিলেন? (Was the Buddha a proponent of Rebirth?), With Bandyopadhyay D. Ed. Chakraborty, P. K. “Interaction”. Nabadwip.
  19. 2019. স্পিনোজা কি নাধার্মিক নিরীশ্বর? (Was Spinoza an atheist?). Ed. Chakraborty, P. K. “Interaction”. Nabadwip. (pp. 50 – 64) .
  20. 2021. “UNIFORM VEGETARIAN FOOD CODE” FOR ALL THE “HINDUS”??? (DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.10348.90245). With Bandyopadhyay, D. Convergence to Praxis, Once in a Blue Moon Academia.
  21. 2021. CASTING THE CASTE: THE HINDUTVAVADINS’ HOMO HIERARCHICUS (DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.36119.29609). With Bandyopadhyay, D., and Rupa Bandyopadhyay. Convergence to Praxis, Once in a Blue Moon Academia.
  22. 2021. Crises, Subjectivity, Possibilities And Contemporary Spaces (DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.23221.40165). With Bandyopadhyay, D. Convergence to Praxis, Once in a Blue Moon Academia.
  23. 2021. IF ARTICLE 370 IS REVOKED, WHY NOT ARTICLE 371 OF THE INDIAN CONSTITUTION? With Bandyopadhyay, D., and Rupa Bandyopadhyay. Convergence to Praxis, Once in a Blue Moon Academia.
  24. 2021. Reflections On The Climate Emergency: Ecotaging For Distant Ecotopia (DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.12270.33602/1).  Convergence to Praxis, Once in a Blue Moon Academia.
  25. 2021. UNIFORM CIVIL CODE FOR THE HINDUS? REALLY SO? (DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.26274.15045). With Bandyopadhyay, D., and Rupa Bandyopadhyay. Convergence to Praxis, Once in a Blue Moon Academia.
  26. 2021. দার্শনিক কি এক বিলুপ্ত প্রজাতি? (Are Philosophers Endangered?). Ed. Chakraborty, P. K. “Interaction”. Nabadwip.
  27. February, 2021. Consequences Of Crony And Monopoly Capitalism In India: The Case Of Dhfl Scam (DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.25566.77125). With Bandyopadhyay, D. Convergence to Praxis, Once in a Blue Moon Academia.
  28. March, 2021. Confession Of A Victim Of Financial Abuses (DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.14834.22723). With Bandyopadhyay, D. Convergence to Praxis, Once in a Blue Moon Academia.
  29. April, 2021. The Milky Way: The Non Contradictory Contradictions Of The Hindus On The Holy Cow The Mother (Gomātā) (DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.11480.42240). With Bandyopadhyay, D., and Rupa Bandyopadhyay. Convergence to Praxis, Once in a Blue Moon Academia.
  30. July, 2021. Ramification Of Śrī Rāma Ramshackles Us: Our Ram-Desi-Vir? (DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.32547.99368). With Bandyopadhyay, D., and Rupa Bandyopadhyay. Convergence to Praxis, Once in a Blue Moon Academia.
  31. November, 2021. The Pandemic Pandemonium: The One With The Vaccine (DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.27870.77125). With Bandyopadhyay, D. Convergence to Praxis, Once in a Blue Moon Academia.
  32. 2022.Hindu Khatre Mein Hai: Who Is Responsible??? (DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.25780.99204/1) With Bandyopadhyay, D., and Rupa Bandyopadhyay. Convergence to Praxis, Once in a Blue Moon Academia.
  33. 2022. Legalizing Active Euthanasia in India. With Bandyopadhyay, D. Convergence to Praxis, Once in a Blue Moon Academia.
  34. July, 2022. The imagiNATION of an irredentist Akhaṇḍa Hindustāna (DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.30238.82244). With Bandyopadhyay, D., and Rupa Bandyopadhyay. Convergence to Praxis, Once in a Blue Moon Academia.
  35. August, 2022. Satyajit Ray: A Dissenter Subsumed By Religious Extremists? (DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.12770.20160). With Bandyopadhyay, D., and Rupa Bandyopadhyay. Convergence to Praxis, Once in a Blue Moon Academia.
  36. August, 2022. Satyajit Ray’s Ars Erotica At The Time Of Hindutva (DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.32332.69765). With Bandyopadhyay, D., and Rupa Bandyopadhyay. Convergence to Praxis, Once in a Blue Moon Academia.
  37. August, 2022. The Grand Funeral Feast Of The “Hindus”: Urging For The Uniform Civil Code (DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.18943.69286). With Bandyopadhyay, D., and Rupa Bandyopadhyay. Convergence to Praxis, Once in a Blue Moon Academia.
  38. August, 2022. The Ramakrishna-Vivekananda Tradition: Anti-‘Hindu’? (DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.12639.12967). With Bandyopadhyay, D., and Rupa Bandyopadhyay. Convergence to Praxis, Once in a Blue Moon Academia.
  39. September, 2022. Plutocracy Much? Tracing The Contemporary Crony Capitalist Regime In India: A CASE-STUDY OF THE DHFL SCAM (DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.16825.24161). Convergence to Praxis, Once in a Blue Moon Academia.

Virtual/Audio-visual Presentations

SEMINARS

  1. Paper presentations
  2. September, 2017. Delivered a lecture on “Russian Revolution and contemporary world order” at a seminar on the “Centenary of the Russian Revolution”, organized by Mazdoor Mukti (নভেম্বর বিপ্লব শতবর্ষ উদযাপন উদ্যোগ) [Paper version of the lecture: Crises, Subjectivity, Possibilities And Contemporary Spaces (DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.23221.40165)].
  3. March, 2018. Presented a paper entitled “Bhagat Singh: Ruptures and Philosophies” at the National Seminar on “Bhagat Singh and revolutionaries”, organized by the Delhi State Archives
  4. August, 2019. Presented a paper in a Poster-competition on Indian Philosophers’ Day on the topic ofচার্বাকভাষ্যঃ সুখাধ্যায় (the Hedonism of the Carvakas) (DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.30819.30246), organized by the Maulana Azad College in joint coordination with the ICPR.
  5. December, 2019. Presented a paper on “অনেকান্তবাদ সমকালীন ভারতীয় দার্শনিক প্রেক্ষাপট” (Anekantavada and Contemporary Indian Philosophy) at a Students’ Seminar, organized by the Department of Philosophy, Maulana Azad College.
  6. April, 2022. Presented a paper entitled “আত্মহত্যাঃ বয়ানে, বিচারে, মননে” (“Suicide: text, inquiry and contemplation”) at a Students’ Seminar, organized by the Department of Philosophy, Maulana Azad College.
  7. September, 2022. Audio Presentation with commentary on H. L. V. Derozio’s “To India—My Native Land” (‘স্বদেশ আমার কিবা জ্যোতির্মন্ডলী’) on the occasion of the publication of the Bengali translation of Derozio’s “Fakeer of Jungheera: A Metrical Tale” (Trans. Sakti Sadhan Mukhopadhyay), organized by Aksharbritta Publications.
  • i. Participations: WEBINARS
  • October, 2020. Participated in a One Day International Webinar on “Discourses of Development”, organized by the Department of Sociology, Maulana Azad College.
  • June, 2021.  Participated in the 2nd Elimination Round of “World Environment Day” Speech Competition, organized by the Maulana Azad College.
  • July, 2021. Participated in a one-day seminar on “Yoga and Well Being”, organized by IQAC, Maulana Azad College.
  • July, 2021. Participated in an International Webinar on “Aristotle’s Happy Polis”, organized by the Department of Philosophy, Maulana Azad College.

b) ii. Presentations: Webinars

HONORS AND AWARDS

  • August, 2019. First Prize in Poster Competition on Indian Philosophers’ Day on the topic of “চার্বাকভাষ্যঃ সুখাধ্যায়” (The Hedonism of the Carvakas) at a National Seminar Organized by the Maulana Azad College in joint coordination with the ICPR.
  • September, 2022. Topper’s Prize in the Department of Philosophy, Maulana Azad College, for the undergraduate (B.A. Hons) course (CBCS), 2022, under Calcutta University.

SKILLS AND HOBBIES

  • Creative Content Writing
  • Theatrical Acting: acting experience in Kolkata-based Group Theatres, viz.,  Beadon Street Subham, Theatre Workshop, Swapnasanglap and Nirbak Abhinay Academy
  • Music
  • Recitation
  • Permaculture/Natural Farming
  • Video Editing
  • Gymnastics
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