Rinku Lamba



Professorin am Centre for Political Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University in Neu-Delhi (Indien)

Aufenthalt am Forschungskolleg Humanwissenschaften:
Juni 2017−Juli 2018

Forschungsthema am Forschungskolleg Humanwissenschaften:
»Religion and Persuasion. An Analysis of Bhakti«

Projektbeschreibung:
The research project I would like to undertake in Frankfurt and at the Forschungskolleg Humanwissenschaften will be about the place of bhakti in shaping pre-colonial social imaginaries and constituting the culture of democracy on the Indian subcontinent. Bhakti has not yet received attention from political theorists, but it has deservedly been the subject of very exciting studies in the disciplines of religious studies and history of south Asia. I have learned a lot from this scholarship and would now like to write a monograph where I may address, as a political theorist, the connections between religion, hierarchies and democracy ensconced within bhakti. (Rinku Lamba)

Förderung des Aufenthaltes:
DFG-Kollegforschergruppe »Justitia Amplificata. Rethinking Justice − Applied and Global«

Wissenschaftliches Profil von Rinku Lamba


Rinku Lamba promovierte im März 2008 an der University of Toronto im Fachbereich Political Science mit einer Dissertation über »Religious Minorities, the Postcolonial State and the Politics of Non−Domination«. Darüber hinaus ist Rinku Lamba Mitglied der, von der Deutschen Forschungsgemeinschaft geförderten Kolleg-Forschergruppe »Multiple Secularities−Beyond the West, Beyond Modernities« an der Universität Leipzig.

Forschungsschwerpunkte:
Politische Theorie der Gegenwart (einschließlich Multikulturalismus und Säkularismus), politische Institutionen, zeitgenössisches politisches und soziales Denken in Indien.

Veröffentlichungen (Auswahl):
  1. (Hg. mit Paul Bramadat), Special Section »Managing Religious Diversity in India, China and Canada.«, in: Studies in Religion/Sciences Religieuses , Bd. 45/4 (2016), S. 465–580.
  2. »Gandhi’s Response to Religious Conflict«, in: Studies in Religion/Sciences Religieuses , Bd. 45/4 (2016), S. 470–5.
  3. »Two Faces of State Power«, in: Recognition versus Self-Determination: Dilemmas of Emancipatory Politics, hg. von Avigail Eisenberg u.a., Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press 2014, S. 75–100.
  4. »State Intervention in the Reform of a ›Religion of Rules‹: An Analysis of the Views of B.R. Ambedkar«, in: Secular States and Religious Diversity, hg. von Bruce Berman, Rajeev Bhargava, und André Laliberté, Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press 2013, S. 187–206.
  5. »Nationalism«, in: Indian Political Thought, hg. von Pradip Kumar Datta, Sanjay Palshikar und Achin Vanaik, New Delhi: Oxford University Press 2013, S. 121–149.
  6. »Political Institutions for Remedying Caste and Sex-based Hierarchies: A View from Colonial India«, in: Accommodating Diversity: Ideas and Institutional Practices, hg. von Gurpreet Mahajan, New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2011.
  7. »Bringing the State Back in, Yet Again: The Debate over Socioreligious Reform in Late-Nineteenth-Century India«, in: Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East, Bd. 29/2 (2009), S. 186-200.