Rajeev Bhargava obtained his BA degree in Economics from the University of Delhi and M.Phil
and D.Phil from Oxford University. He is currently Senior Fellow and Director, Centre for
the study of Developing Societies, He has previously been a Professor at Jawaharlal Nehru
University, Delhi and between 2001-2005 held the chair in Political theory and Indian political
thought at the University of Delhi and was the Head of its Department of Political Science..
He has been a Senior fellow in Ethics at Harvard University, Visiting fellow of the British
Academy, CR Parekh Fellow at the CSDS, Delhi, a Leverhulme fellow at the University of
Bristol, Senior Fellow at the Institute of Advanced Studies at Jerusalem and Distinguished
Resident scholar, Institute of Religion, Public life and Toleration, Columbia University, NY.
He has held the Asia Chair at Science Po, Paris in the summer of 2006. His publications include
Individualism in Social Science, (Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1992), Secularism and its Critics (ed.
OUP, New Delhi, 1998), Multiculturalism, Liberalism and Democracy, (ed. with A. Bagchi and
R. Sudarshan, OUP 1999), Transforming India, (ed. With Francine Frankel et. al, OUP 2000),
Politics and Ethics of the Indian Constitution (ed. OUP, 2008), What is Political Theory and
Why do we need it? (OUP, Delhi, 2010) and The Promise of India's secular democracy (OUP,
Delhi, 2010). He is currently working on a book on Secularism. He has contributed to several
international books and journals including the Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy and the
Oxford Handbook of Political Theory. He is on the advisory board of several institutions and
programmes and was a consultant to the UNDP report on cultural liberty.