International Research School in Conceptual History and Political Thought

Mohinder Singh

Mohinder Singh is Assistant Professor at the Department of Political Science, University of Delhi (India). His Phd. thesis (submitted (2002) and defended (2003) at the Centre for Political Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi), was on "Critique of Modern Time-Consciousness in the Works of Hannah Arendt and Walter Benjamin". His research interests and specializations include modern political thought (Indian and Western) and History of ideas and concepts generally. He is currently working on history of concepts in social, economic, and political domains based on the study of Hindi language discourse during the period roughly between 1870 and 1919. Some of his recent publications are: "Civil Society: A Conceptual Analysis";  "Crisis and Critique: Diagnosis of “the Present” in the Nationalist Discourse in Hindi (1870-1908)"; “Conceptualization of the Social and the Economic in Hindi Vernacular Discourse(1870-1908)”; "Cosmopolitianism" in Indian Political Thought"; “Contemporary Debates on Nationalism in India.” He is participating in research project on “Civility, Virtue, and Emotions” led by Margrit Pernau and Helge Jordheim. Also engaged in organizing research project (with colleagues in New Delhi) on the history of political concepts in modern Indian languages.