Assistant Professor in the Department of Religion
Dean, Field Education Department
Program Coordinator, Ecumenical Dialogue Centre – India

Tamil Evangelical Lutheran Church

 

Education:

Master of Theology, Religion (Specialized in Hinduism)
Gurukul Lutheran Theological College & Research Institute
Senate of Serampore College (University)
Thesis: A Study of Hindu Personal Law from the Perspective of the Women

Bachelor of Divinity
Bethel Bible College, Guntur
Senate of Serampore College (University)

Bachelor of Theology
Calcutta Bible Seminary
Senate of Serampore College (University)

 

Experiences:

Assistant Professor, 2016 – Present
Gurukul Lutheran Theological College & Research Institute, Chennai
Course: Major Religious Traditions in India, Hinduism, Sanskrit, and Understanding Indian Society

Lecturer, 2014 – 2016
Calvin Institute of Theology, Hyderabad
Courses: Major Religious Traditions in India, Hinduism, Science and Religion

Instructor, 2011-2012
Indian Theological Seminary, Chennai
Courses: Modern Religious and Secular Movements in India, Introduction to Old Testament, English

 

Research Skills:

  • Extensive knowledge about Interfaith Dialogue, Indian Religious Traditions and Contextual Theological debates.

 

Presentations:

“Role of Education in the Context of Mission.” Paper presented at Calvin Institute of Theology, Hyderabad, 2015.

“Spirituality in Saivism.” Paper presented at United Theological College, Board of Theological Education Senate of Serampore, Bangalore, 2016.

“Enduring Theological Perspectives of the Ecclesia: Challenges and Response to the Contextual Issues.” Paper presented at Dietrich Bonheoffer Haus in an International conference on Churches as Agents for Justice and against Populism, Berlin, Germany, 2018.

 

Publications:

“Spirituality in Saivism.” Spirituality: Towards A Comprehensive Perspective. P. Mohan Larbeer & Santanu K Patro, eds. Bangalore: Board of Theological Education Senate of Serampore, 2016.

“Re-Vitalising Dalit Religious Tradition on the Light of the Impact of Luther’s Reformation.” Transforming Reformation. Chennai: Gurukul & UELCI, 2017.

“Re-visioning Manu Dharmaśāstra in Relation to the Human Rights and Equality of Women: Challenges to Contemporary Ideologies.” Master’s Journal of Theology Vol.10, No. 1&2 (2017).

“Immigrants or Inhabitants: A Search for Identity from the Margins.” In Migration in Perspectives, Songram Basumatary, ed. Chennai: Gurukul, 2018.

“Enduring Theological Perspectives of the Ecclesia: Challenges and Response to the Contextual Issues.” Resisting Exclusion: Global Theological Responses to Populism. Eva Harasta and Sinn Simone, eds. Geneva: LWF, 2018 (Yet be published)

“Growing together in a Pluralistic Context,” Chennai: Indian Theological Journal, (2011):

 

Extended Contributions in Interfaith Relations

  • Institute of Dialogue with Culture and Religion, Loyola College, Chennai
  • Quovadis Interfaith Dialogue Centre, Tiruvanamalai
  • Ecumenical Dialogue Centre India (UELCI), Chennai
  • Islamic Foundation Trust – Jamad E Islam, Chennai
  • Vishnu Mohan Foundation, Chennai

 

Extensive Interest:

  • Hinduism
  • Dalit Religious Tradition
  • Interfaith Dialogue