Prof. Aakash Singh Rathore is a philosopher of international repute, author of eight books (including Ambedkar’s Preamble: A Secret History of the Constitution of India (Vintage/Penguin, 2020), regular contributor to The Indian Express and Outlook magazine with bylines in The Times of India, Firstpost, Huffington Post, The Quint, The Print, and Scroll.in. He is also India’s number 3 Ironman triathlete, and has finished five gruelling Ironman Triathlons, known as the world’s most difficult one-day sporting event. He has featured on Asia News Network, News18, The Caravan, Pragati podcast, Deccan Herald, The Sunday Times, The Hindu, The National, and NDTV 24X7. Prof. Rathore has taught at Jawaharlal Nehru University, the Universities of Delhi, Rutgers, Pennsylvania, Toronto, Humboldt Berlin, LUISS-Rome, and O.P. Jindal Global University. He is International Fellow of ETHOS, Rome, and Fellow at the Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla.
He is the Series Editor of Rethinking India (14 vols, Penguin/Vintage, 2019-20) and editor of its first volume, Vision for a Nation: Paths and Perspectives (with Ashis Nandy, 2019). His 20 authored and edited books range from political philosophy, law, and religion to literature, sports, and wine. He is also the Series Editor of Ethics, Human Rights and Global Political Thought (Routledge) and Religion and Democracy: Reconceptualizing Religion, Culture, and Politics in Global Context (Oxford University Press). Among his forthcoming solo works is a radical study on Mind and Muscle. He is also Chief Editor, B. R. Ambedkar: The Quest for Justice (5 vols, Oxford University Press, 2020).