Prof. Jadumani Mahanand

Prof. Jadumani Mahanand

Assistant Professor

M.A.; M. Phil. (University of Hyderabad);

Ph.D. (Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi)

Dr. Jadumani Mahanand is trained in Political Science. He holds doctorate in political science from the Centre for Political Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. He obtained M.A and M. Phil degrees in Political Science, from the department of Political Science University of Hyderabad. He was a DAAD visiting research scholar to Centre for Modern Indian Studies (CeMIS), Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Germany, Oct-December 2016.

Jadumani is working on a book project on “Ambedkar’s Philosophy of Recognition”. This research explores the possibility of a distinctive theory that can respond to a long debate on the question of identity of caste, class, and gender. Presently, he is working on Idea of Anti-Caste Theory. He has published in peer-reviewed journals and edited books.

Journal Article: Peer-reviewed

 “Ambedkar’s Critique of Recognition.” Studies in Indian PoliticsSage, 2 May, Volume 8, Issue 1, 2020, pp. 22-38.

  •  “Ambedkar’s Anti-Caste Philosophy as a Way of Life in the Pursuit of Justice”, in Affective Approaches to Justice as a Way of Life, (ed)  Michael Ure and Siby George, Malborne: Bloomsbury, 2022 forthcoming. 
  • “Ambedkar’s debate on Equality and Liberty: Fraternity as Political Normative”, in B R Ambedkar and Social Transformation,  (ed) Jagannatham Begari, New: Delhi, Routledge, 2021.
  • “Ambedkar in/and Academic Space” in B. R. Ambedkar: The Quest for Justice: Religious and Cultural Justice” pp. 268-282, Volume number Five (ed) Aakash Singh Rathore, New Delhi: Oxford University, 2021.
  •  Ambedkar’s Ideas of Equality. In “Dr. B. R. Ambedkar’s Social Justice towards and Egalitarian Social Order”, ed. Ashok Kumar P, New Delhi: Meena Publication, pp. 192-203, 2016.
  • “When they Know Us” presented in Webinar Guest Lectures at Jindal Global Law School, O P Jindal University, date: 28th November 2020.
  • “Ambedkar against Hindu Majoritarianism”
  • “Ambedkar’s Idea of Constitutionalism”
  • Ambedkar’s anti-caste Philosophy as Democratic Theory, submitted to Caste/ A Global Journal of Social Exclusion, in the forthcoming issue 2022.
  • “Practice of Caste and the Complexities of Constitutional Democracy” reviewed on Dynamics of Caste and Law: Dalits, Oppression and Constitutional Democracy in India by Dag-Erik Berg, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2020; pp 243, ₹ 795, Economic Political Weekly, Volume 56, issue no 19, 8 May 2021.

  • “Preamble of India in Ambedkarite Politics” reviewed on Ambedkar’s Preamble: A Secret History of the Constitution of India by Aakash Singh Rathore, Penguin/Random House India, New Delhi 2020, pp. 277, The Book Review Volume XLIV Number 12 December 2020, p. 24.

  • THE IDEA OF SOCIALISM: TOWARDS A RENEWAL. By Axel Honneth. Translated by Joseph Ganahl, Polity Press UK, Cambridge: 2017. 145 pp. Journal of Comparative Literature and Aesthetics Vol. 43, No. 3, Autumn 2020 [185-188] 2020 Vishvanatha Kaviraja Institute, India.

  • “Ambedkar, Gandhi and Patel: The Making of India’s Electoral System” by Raja Sekhar Vundru. New Delhi: Bloomsbury. Pp. 187. Journal of Social Inclusion Studies, Sage, [pp. 210-213]. 15 April 2020.

  • Mahanand, Jadumani. (2019). “Faking radicalism in a global context,” Reviewed on Caste Matters by Suraj Yengde, Random Penguin House, 2019, pages 304.  Telengana Today, 1, September.

  • Mahanand, Jadumani. “Ambedkar’s Conception of Law as Caste in Hindu society” Jindal Law and Humanities Review, forthcoming issue, February, 2021.
  • Mahanand Jadumani. 2020. “India’s Pandemic response needed Ambedkar’s vision of social security and public health”, The Caravan Magazine – Commentary/ Policy, 24 August.
  • Mahanand, Jadumani. 2019. “JNU and the Ambedkarite Idea of Public Education”, The Caravan Magazine, Essay- Web exclusive 10 December.
  • Mahanand, Jadumani. 2019. “A Documentary Film That Brings Alive Dalit Struggles in UP.” The Wire, 3 November.
  • The debates in Contemporary Political Philosophy between liberals and communitarians, and recognition and redistribution in critical theory. Both of these debates are viewed from the perspective of Caste, Class, Gender, Democracy, Constitutionalism, Good (common/public) Society, and Anti-Caste Theory