Sundar Sarukkai

Sundar Sarukkai works primarily in the philosophy of the natural and the social sciences. He is the founder of Barefoot Philosophers ( and is currently a Visiting Faculty at the Centre for Society and Policy, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. He is the author of Translating the World: Science and LanguagePhilosophy of SymmetryIndian Philosophy and Philosophy of ScienceWhat is Science?JRD Tata and the Ethics of Philanthropy, and two books co-authored with Gopal Guru – The Cracked Mirror: An Indian Debate on Experience and Theory and more recently, Experience, Caste and the Everyday SocialIrandu Thanthaiyar is a collection of three of his plays translated and published in Tamil. His latest book is Philosophy for Children: Thinking, Reading, Writing, published in English, Hindi, Tamil, Kannada, Telugu, Malayalam, and Bengali.  He is the Series Editor for the Science and Technology Studies Series, Routledge, and the Co-Chief Editor of the Springer Handbook of Logical Thought in India. Sarukkai was a professor at the National Institute of Advanced Studies until 2019 and was the Founder-Director of the Manipal Centre for Philosophy and Humanities from 2010-2015.