Bharat Ranganathan

Bharat Ranganathan
  • University of Evansville
  • Affiliation During NDIAS Fellowship: Indiana University, Bloomington
  • Graduate Student Fellow (2013-2014)
  • "Religious Ethics and Obligations to Others"

Bharat Ranganathan is a Ph.D. candidate in Religious Studies at Indiana University. His research and teaching interests include religious ethics, political philosophy, and philosophy of religion. In his dissertation, Mr. Ranganathan develops a demanding account of obligations toward the severely poor, defending such obligations against theorists who believe individuals don’t have any obligations toward the severely poor and theorists who believe that a demanding account won’t grant individuals the latitude to pursue either special relations or proper self-regard.

He has taught several courses in Religious Studies, including “Conceptions of the Self – East and West,” “Introduction to Buddhism,” “Religion and Democratic Theory,” and “Religion and Human Rights.” He has published an article in Journal of Religious Ethics, which identifies some of the concerns that animate his dissertation. He has presented his research-in-progress at forums including Boston University School of Theology, Florida State University, Harvard Divinity School, Indiana University, and Stanford University. Mr. Ranganathan received the Todd Sullivan Memorial Fellowship in his first year of doctoral study at Indiana University.