C. D. Sebastian

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  • Postdoctoral Research: University of Bristol, UK
  • Ph D (2003): Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India

  • M A (with Two Gold Medals): Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India

  • B Th (Summa cum Laude): Universita Pontificia Salesiana, Rome, Italy

  • B A: Vikram University, Ujjain, India

  • Professor: May 2016 - ---------    (IIT Bombay)
  • Associate Professor: 2009-2016 (IIT Bombay)
  • Assistant Professor:  2004-2008 (IIT Bombay)
Research Interests: 

Research Interests: Indian Philosophy, Comparative Philosophy, Emotion/Empathy and Moral Cognition

Research Areas: Buddhist Philosophy, Sankhya Philosophy and Vedanta Philosophy 

Courses Taught: 
  • HS 200: Environmental Studies (Philosophy Module)

  • HS 202: Introduction to Philosophy 

  • HS 211: Reasoning in Indian Philosophy

  • HS 301: Philosophy

  • HS 404: Rationality in Indian Thought

  • HS 467: Indian Philosophy

  • HS 468: Philosophy of Religion

  • HS 622: Philosophy of Development 

  • HS 706: Classical Indian Thought in Modern Times 

  • HS 708: Indian Ethics and Contemporary Society

  • HS 805: Theory of Knowledge 

  • HS 841: Buddhist Mahayana Philosophy

  • HS 843: Vedanta Philosophy

  • HS 844: Ethics - Theory and Practice

  • HS 848: Sankhya Metaphysics in Classical Indian Philosophy


BOOKS (Monographs)  

  1. C. D. Sebastian (2016),The Cloud of Nothingness: The Negative Way in Nagarjuna and John of the CrossSophia Studies in Cross-cultural Philosophy of Traditions and Cultures - Vol. 19 (London, New Delhi and New York: Springer): http://link.springer.com/book/10.1007%2F978-81-322-3646-7

  2. C. D. Sebastian (2008), Recent Researches in Buddhist Studies, Bibliotheca Indo Buddhica Series No. 248 (Delhi: Sri Satguru Publications - a Division of Indian Books Centre).

  3. C. D. Sebastian (2005), Metaphysics and Mysticism in Mahayana Buddhism, Bibliotheca Indo Buddhica Series No. 238 (Delhi: Sri Satguru Publications - a Division of Indian Books Centre).

  4. C. D. Sebastian, Buddhism: Essays on Ethics and Religion (New Delhi: Buddhist World Press -forthcoming)

PAPERS (Journal articles/Chapters in Books)   

  1. C. D. Sebastian (2018), "Is the Ethics of Taittiriya Upanisad Deontological?" Journal of Indian Council of Philosophical Research, 35 (3), pp. 483-495. https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s40961-018-0152-z

  2. C. D. Sebastian (2018), "Metaphysics of Ant-Metaphysics in Buddhism," in Kripa Shankar, Anand Mishra and Sachchidanand Mishra (ed), Philosophical Reflections (Varanasi: Banaras Hindu university), pp. 43 - 53. 

  3. C. D. Sebastian (2018), "Environmental Discourse and its Politics: A Counter Perspective," Satya Nilayam: Chennai Journal of Intercultural Philosophy, 31 (1), pp. 64-78. 

  4. C, D. Sebastian (2018), "Carvaka Darsana as a Proper Philosophical System in Indian Thought: Takeaways from Pradeep Gokhale's Lokayata/Carvaka," in Kripa Shankar, Anand Mishra and Sachchidanand Mishra (ed), Philosophical Reflections (Varanasi: Banaras Hindu university), pp. 28-42. 

  5. C. D. Sebastian (2018), "Aporia of Tension and Value in Multiculturalism" in Being Human in Multicultural Tradistions, K. Remi Rajani and Vensus A. George (ed) (Washington, D.C.: The Council for Research in Values and Philosophy), pp. 52-74.

  6. C. D. Sebastian (2018), "Temptation of the Buddha in the Padhana Sutta: Allegory and Symbolism," in Journal of Sacred Scriptures 12 (2), ISSN 0974-0090, pp. 147-163.

  7. C. D. Sebastian (2017), "The Heterodox Insider K. Satchidananda Murty: A Critique of His The Indian Spirit" in Journal of Indian Council of Philosophical Research, 34 (1), pp. 33-49. http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s40961-016-0074-6 

  8. C. D. Sebastian (2017), “Rule of the People, Welfare State and Wellbeing: An Insight from the MahaparinibbanasuttaIndian Philosophical Quarterly 44(1), pp. 125-142.

  9. C. D. Sebastian (2017), "Alayavijnana" in K. T. S. Sarao and Jeffery D. Long (ed), Buddhism and Jainism (Encyclopedia of Indian Religions) (Dordrecht: Springer Nature): pp. 57-64.https://link.springer.com/referenceworkentry/10.1007/978-94-024-0852-2_149 

  10. C. D. Sebastian (2017), "Asanga” in K. T. S. Sarao and Jeffery D. Long (ed), Buddhism and Jainism (Encyclopedia of Indian Religions) (Dordrecht: Springer Nature): pp. 156-159.https://link.springer.com/referenceworkentry/10.1007/978-94-024-0852-2_162 

  11. C. D. Sebastian (2017), "Bodhisattva" in K. T. S. Sarao and Jeffery D. Long (ed), Buddhism and Jainism (Encyclopedia of Indian Religions) (Dordrecht: Springer Nature):pp. 260-267.https://link.springer.com/referenceworkentry/10.1007/978-94-024-0852-2_179  

  12. C. D. Sebastian (2017), "Vijnanavada" in K. T. S. Sarao and Jeffery D. Long (ed), Buddhism and Jainism (Encyclopedia of Indian Religions) (Dordrecht: Springer Nature):pp. 1133-1137.https://link.springer.com/referenceworkentry/10.1007/978-94-024-0852-2_406

  13. C. D. Sebastian (2017), "Yogacara" in K. T. S. Sarao and Jeffery D. Long (ed), Buddhism and Jainism (Encyclopedia of Indian Religions) (Dordrecht: Springer Nature):pp. 1396-1403.https://link.springer.com/referenceworkentry/10.1007%2F978-94-024-0852-2...

  14. C. D. Sebastian (2017), " The Text and Context of Surah Maryam of Qur'an: Mariology in Islam",  in Journal of Sacred Scriptures 11 (1), ISSN 0974-0090, pp. 30-43.

  15. C. D. Sebastian (2017), "Compassion: A Refelection on the Meaning and Motive of Life" in Paul Vadakumpadan and Jose Varickasseril (ed), In the Service: Essays in Honour of Sylvanus Sngi Lyngdoh (Shillong: Vendrame Institute), pp. 276-292. 

  16. C. D. Sebastian (2017), "ONAM: An Overwhelmingly Hindu Religious Festival," in Journal of Sacred Scriptures 11 (2), ISSN 0974-0090, pp. 102-123.

  17. C. D. Sebastian (2017), "Buddhism as an Indigenous Indian Tradition: A. K. Narain's Contention against the Misnomer 'Heterodoxy'" in Kamal Sheel, Charles Willemen and Kenneth Zysk (ed), From Local to Global: Papers in Asian History and Culture -Prof. A.K. Narain Commemoration Volume, Vol. 3 (Delhi: Buddhist World Press); pp 728-748.   

  18. C. D. Sebastian (2016), "Factors of a Welfare State: The Buddha's Political Theory" in Journal of Sacred Scriptures 10 (2), ISSN 0974-0090, pp. 157-173. 

  19. C. D. Sebastian (2016), "The Semiotics of Caityas, Stupas and Pilgrimages: A Buddhist Philosophical Appraisal" in Lawrence S. Fernandes (ed), Shrines and Pligrimages: Philosophy and Practice (Chennai: Vijay Nicole Imprints), 81-101.  

  20. C. D. Sebastian (2016), "Virtue Ethics in Indian Philosophy: The Buddhist Moral Theory," in Journal of Sacred Scriptures 10 (1), ISSN 0974-0090, pp. 44-62.  

  21. C. D. Sebastian (2015), "Daya Krishna on Apoha" in Journal of Indian Council of Philosophical Research, 32 (3): pp. 373-389 :  http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s40961-015-0034-6 

  22. C. D. Sebastian (2015), "Between Buddhist Ethics and Emmanuel Levinas: Philosophy of Feeling, Social Emotions and Responsibility," The Indian Philosophical Quarterly, 40 (1), ISSN 0376-415X, pp. 19-35.

  23. C. D. Sebastian (2015), "Speculative Metaphysics in A. K. Chatterjee"  Anviksiki (Research Journal of Department of Philosophy and Religion, Banaras Hindu University), XI, ISSN: 2231-3680, pp. 99-122. 

  24. C. D. Sebastian (2015), "The Philosophy of Life and Death in Buddhism: Insights from Sutta Nipata,"Journal of Sacred Scriptures 9(1) ISSN 0974-0090, pp.31-43.

  25. C. D. Sebastian (2015), "Buddhist Creed and Culture in North-East India," Anthropology Today: An International Peer Reviewed NEIRA Journal, 1 (1), ISSN 2454-2709, pp. 91-110.

  26. C. D. Sebastian (2015), "The Apastamba Dharma Sutra: The Laws of the Vedic People," Journal of Scared Scriptures, 9 (2), ISSN 0974-0090, pp. 131-151.

  27. C. D. Sebastian (2015), "Sexuality and Celibacy in World Religions" in Tomy Tharayil (ed), Sexuality, Celibacy and Intimacy (Mumbai: St Pauls Press), pp. 195 - 213.

  28. C. D. Sebastian (2015), "Transcendent Metaphysics: A Madhyamika Critique of Pradhan," in Ranjan K. Panda (ed), Language, Mind and Reality: A Reflection on Philosophical Thoughts of R. C. Pradhan, (New Delhi: Overseas Press India Private Limited), pp. 61-78.  

  29. C. D. Sebastian (2014), “Tathagata-garbha: Buddhist Ontology of Oneness” in A. K. V. Findeis et al(ed), He is not Far from Any of Us: Festchrift for Hans-Juergen Findeis (Bonn: Bier'sche Verlagsanstalt), pp. 779-795.  

  30. C. D. Sebastian (2014), "Towards a Buddhist-Levinasian Ethic: Social Emotions and Responsibility," The Philosophical Quarterly, XIII (1-4), ISSN 2349-770X, pp. 1-16.  

  31. C. D. Sebastian (2014), “The Buddhist Eschatology: Bardo Thodol or The Tibetan Book of the Dead, Journal of Sacred Scriptures, 8 (2), ISSN 0974-0090, pp. 114-131  

  32. C. D. Sebastian (2014), "Buddhist Preceptor Tradition and Social Transformation: The Hermeneutics of a Historical Legacy” Santhigir Synthesis: Research Papers Series No. 2, (Thiruvananthapuram: Santhigiri Institute for Culture and Human Development), ISSN: 2348 1781.

  33. C.D. Sebastian (2014), "Two Women Testing the Wisdom of Two Wise Men: Queen of Sheba in the Bible and Gargi in the Upanishad, Journal of Sacred Scriptures,,8 (1), ISSN 0974-0090, pp. 20-33.

  34. C. D. Sebastian (2013), "An Analysis of the Purushasukta of the Rigveda," Journal of Sacred Scriptures, 7 (1), ISSN 0974-0090, pp. 31-41.  

  35. C. D. Sebastian (2013),"Sufism and neo-Platonism: Influence and Originality," Journal of Sacred Scriptures,7 (1), ISSN 0974-0090, pp. 78-89.  

  36. C. D. Sebastian (2013), "The Trajectory of Rational Faith in Non-Vedic Traditions," Journal of Sacred Scriptures, 7 (2), ISSN 0974-0090, pp. 178 - 203.   

  37. C.D. Sebastian and Abhimanyu Singh (2013), "The Initiation of the Chinese to Madhyamika Buddhism: A Revisitation and Some Objections," Asiatica,, VII (Saint-Petersburg, Russia), ISSN 1819-446X, pp. 90-102. 

  38. C. D. Sebastian (2013), "Mahayana Buddhism and the Doctrine of Tathagatagarbha" in G. C. Pande (ed), Buddhism7 [D. P. Chattopadhyaya (General Editor) History of Indian Science, Philosophy and Culture,Vol. VII, Part 9] (New Delhi: PHISPC, Centre for Studies in Civilizations), pp. 453-476.  

  39. C. D. Sebastian (2012), "The Ethical Ideas of the Taittirya Upanishad," Journal of Sacred Scriptures, 6 (2), ISSN 0974-0090, pp. 151-163.  

  40. C. D. Sebastian (2012), "Theory of Consciousness in Yogacara-Vijnanavada Buddhism", Omega: Indian Journal of Science and Religion, 11 (1), ISSN 0976-601, pp. 50-72.  

  41. C. D. Sebastian (2012),"Forming the Minds of Students and Shaping the Future: The Role of Formation Centres," in Paul Vadakumpadan and Jose Varickasseril (ed), Grace and Competence in Pastoral Ministry (Shillong: Vendrame Institute Publications), ISBN: 81-85408-00-51, pp. 95 - 102.  

  42. C. D. Sebastian (2012) , "Buddhism, Philosophy and Science: Insights from Quantum Physics and Madhyamika Buddhism" in Hari Shankar Shukla and Lalji Shravak (Ed), Buddhism, Buddhists and Buddhist Studies, Delhi: Buddhist World Press, pp. 165-190. 

  43. C. D. Sebastian (2012),"Madhyamika Ethics in Context: An Exposition of Nagarjuna's Suhrlleka," in Lalji Shravak and Charles Willemen (Ed), Dharmapravicaya: Aspects of Buddhist Studies, Essays in Honour of N. H. Samtani  Delhi: Buddhist World Press, ISBN 13: 9789380852218, pp. 339-355.  

  44. C. D. Sebastian (2012), "Re-encountering the Story and Reviewing the Identity: The Import of The Acts of Thomas Chapters 1-10,", Journal of Sacred Scriptures, ,6 (1), ISSN 0974-0090, pp. 55-85.  

  45. C. D. Sebastian (2012), "Vijnaptimatrata:The One and Only Reality of Consciousness in Yogacara Buddhism" Journal of Asiatic Society of Mumbai,Vol. 85, ISSN 0972-0766, pp.147-158 .  

  46. C. D. Sebastian (2011), "Significance of Yajna in the Creation Narratives of the Vedas", Journal of Sacred Scriptures, 5 (1), ISSN 0974-0090, pp. 44-54 .  

  47. C. D. Sebastian (2011), “Mahayana Sraddhotpada Sastram: Its Basic Theme and Assumptions,” Journal of Sacred Scriptures, 5 (1), ISSN 0974-0090, pp. 80-91.  

  48. C. D. Sebastian (2011), “The Zoroastrian Ideas in Judeo-Christian Religious Thought,” Journal of Sacred Scriptures, 5 (2), ISSN 0974-0090, pp. 126-144.  

  49. C. D. Sebastian (2011), “Importance of Justice According to the Qur’an,” Journal of Sacred Scriptures, 5 (2), ISSN 0974-0090, pp. 214-225.  

  50. C. D. Sebastian (2011), “The Fall of the Self and Rise of Non-Self in Indian Thought: An Exploration on the Buddhist Conception of Anatman," in Olena Lucyszyna and Maciej S. Zieba (Ed), Purusha, Atman, Dao, Xin: Around the Question of 'Subject' in the Philosophical Traditions of the East(ISSN: 978-83-7405-534-5) (Lodz, Poland: The Academy of Humanities and Economics), pp. 55-75.  

  51. C. D. Sebastian (2011) , "Vijnaptimatrata: Metaphysics of Yogacara Buddhism?" in The Indian Philosophical Quarterly, 34 (1), ISSN 0376-415X, pp. 141-154.  

  52. C. D. Sebastian (2011), "The Conception of Tathagatagarbha in the Mahayana Sraddhotpada Sastram," Asiatica , V (Saint-Petersburg, Russia),Journal , ISSN 1819-446X, pp. 165-178. 

  53. C. D. Sebastian (2010), “Significance of Celibacy in Buddhist Monasticism,”Journal of Sacred Scriptures, 4 (2), ISSN 0974-0090, PP. 164-174 .  

  54. C. D. Sebastian (2010), “Rejection of Egotism in Buddhism: The Five Dosas and their Remedies according to the Ratna-gotra-vibhago-mahayanottara-tantrasastram", Studia Asiatica: International Journal for Asian Studies, XI (1-2), ISSN 1582-9111, pp. 173-182.  

  55. C. D. Sebastian (2010), “Sufism: Influences, Development and Doctrine", Journal of Sacred Scriptures, 4 (1), ISSN 0974-0090, pp. 78-92.  

  56. C. D. Sebastian (2010), "Atheism (Indian)," in ACPI Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Johnson J. Puthenpurackal (Ed), Bangalore: Asian Trading Corporation, pp. 113-117. 8 

  57. C. D. Sebastian (2010), "Ethics in Early Buddhism by David J. Kalupahana: A Review", Indian International Journal of Buddhist Studies, 10, ISSN: 0972-4893, pp. 253-261.  

  58. C. D. Sebastian (2010), "The Four Guna-paramitas according to Ratnagotravibhago-Mahayanottara-tantra-sastram: An Exegetical Analysis,”Journal of Asiatic Society of Mumbai, Vol. 84. ISSN  0972-0766, pp. 70-78  

  59. C. D. Sebastian (2010), "DHARMAKAYA: The Expression of the Numinous in Mahayana Buddhism", Crossroads: An Interdisciplinary Journal for the Study of History, Philosophy, Religion and Classics, V (1), (University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia), ISSN 1833-878X, PP. 80-88.  

  60. C. D. Sebastian (2010), “Groundwork of Buddhist Morality and an Ethic in Praxis", Gauri Chattopadhyaya (Ed), in Religion and Morality, Varanasi, Shri Karshni Vidya Bhavan, pp. 201-217.  

  61. C. D. Sebastian (2009), "Ahimsa and Compassion in Buddhism and Jainism", Journal of Sacred Scriptures, 3 (1), ISSN: 0974-0090, pp. 25-42.  

  62. C. D. Sebastian (2009), “Creation Narrative and Modern Cosmology: Are they at Loggerheads? Omega: Indian Journal of Science and Religion, 8 (2), pp. 129-156.  

  63. C. D. Sebastian (2009), "Hermeneutics of Religious Philosophies: A Guide to Human Life", Darsanika Vimarsa: Research Journal of Applied Indian Philosophy and Comparative Philosophy(Varanasi), ISSN 0974-6730, II, pp. 39-48.  

  64. C. D. Sebastian (2009), "The Origin of the Universe: The Vedic Account" Journal of Sacred Scriptures, 3 (2), ISSN 0974-0090, pp. 140-153.  

  65. C. D. Sebastian (2009), "Interaction between Christian Ethics and Classical Indian Ethics", in Rajendra Prasad (Ed), A Historical- Developmental Study of Classical Indian Philosophy of Morals, New Delhi, Centre for Studies in Civilizations (Project of History of Indian Science, Philosophy and Culture , D. P. Chattopadhyaya, General Editor, Volume XII, Part 2), Pp. 477 -496  

  66. C. D. Sebastian (2009), "Divine Face of Buddha: Passage from the Human to the Holy", in Sergey Pakhomov (Ed), Philosophy, Religion, and Culture of Asian Countries, Saint-Petersburg, Saint-Petersburg State University (Russia), ISBN 978-5-288-04831-9, pp. 330-337  

  67. C. D. Sebastian (2009), "Saint Thomas Christians of India: A Paradigm of Cultural Identity in the Eastern Christianity", in Sergey Pakhomov (Ed), Philosophy, Religion, and Culture of Asian Countries, Saint-Petersburg, Saint-Petersburg State University, ISBN 978-5-288-04831-9, pp. 130-137.  

  68. C. D. Sebastian (2009), "Interface of Religion and Science: The Future of Humanity" in Subhash Anand, Gauri Chattopadhyaya and Mohammad Ishaq (Ed), The Relevance of Religion in the Contemporary Age, Varanasi, Shri Karshni Vidya Bhavan, pp. 201-209  

  69. C. D. Sebastian (2008), "Metaphysics and Ethics in Mahayana Buddhism: Cogitations on the Conception of Tathagatagarbha" in Recent Researches in Buddhist Studies, Delhi, Sri Satguru Publications, Pp. 244-276 

  70. C. D. Sebastian (2008), "Ordination Procedure in Buddhist Monasticism: Upasampada-vidhi", Journal of Sacred Scriptures, 2 (1), ISSN 0974-0090, Pp. 35- 48 

  71. C. D. Sebastian (2008), "Consciousness Value and Culture", Dialogue Quarterly,9 (3), (ISSN:0973-0095), Pp. 160 - 163. 

  72. C. D. Sebastian (2008), "Creed and Culture in Dialogue", Dialogue Quarterly,9 (3), (ISSN:0973-0095), Pp. 92 - 109. 

  73. C. D. Sebastian (2008), "Madhyamika Buddhism and Quantum Physics: An Exploration of the Similitude between sunyata and Complementarity", Omega: Indian Journal of Science and Religion, VII (2), pp. 71-103 

  74. C. D. Sebastian (2008), "Language and Mind: A Madhyamika Perspective", K. S. Prasad (Ed), Language and Mind: The Classical Indian Perspective, Hyderabad Studies in Philosophy no. 5, New Delhi, Decent Books, Pp. 33 - 50.  

  75. C. D. Sebastian (2008), "The Bodhisattva Ideal as Philosophy of Life", in Indian International Journal of Buddhist Studies, 9, ISS N 0972-4893, pp. 185-198 

  76. C. D. Sebastian (2008), “Anatman Revisited”, Journal of Indian Council of Philosophical Research, XXV (3), ISSN 0970-7794, pp. 107-126 

  77. C. D. Sebastian (2008) , "Dharma and Abhidharma by Kalpakam Sankaranarayanan et al: Review", Journal of the Asiatic Society of Mumbai, Vol. 82, ISSN 0971-0766, pp. 148-159  

  78. C. D. Sebastian (2008), "The Bodhicaryavatara of Santideva: Entering the Path of Enlightenment translation with a Guide by Marion L. Matics", in Indian International Journal of Buddhist Studies, 9 ISSN 0972-4893, pp. 349-353. 

  79. C. D. Sebastian (2008), "Sannyasa according to the Upanisads" Journal of Sacred Scriptures, 2 (2), ISSN 0974-0090, pp. 139-151 

  80. C. D. Sebastian (2008), "Agape and Maitri: Convergence of Christian and Buddhist Ethics”, Colloquium, 2, ISSN 2012-0222 (Research Journal of Far Eastern University, Manila, Philippines), pp. 18-38  

  81. C. D. Sebastian (2008), "Mara: The Depiction of the Monstrous in Buddhist Literature" in Sorcha Ni Fhlainn (Ed), Dark Reflections, Monstrous Reflections: Essays on the Monster in Culture, Oxford, Inter-Disciplinary Press, ISBN 978-1-904710-42-4, pp. 381-390. 

  82. C. D. Sebastian (2007), "Life after Death and the Land of Bliss in Pure Land Buddhism" Jnanatirtha: International Journal of Sacred Scriptures, VII (1), Pp. 42 – 52. 

  83. C. D. Sebastian (2007), "Theory of Psyche in Buddhism: An Appraisal of Buddhist and Scientific Psychology", in Omega: Indian Journal of Science and Religion, 6 (1), Pp. 22 - 39. 

  84. C. D. Sebastian (2007), "Buddhism: A Godless Religion?," Journal of Sacred Scriptures, 1 (1), ISSN 0974-0090, Pp. 7 – 32 

  85. C. D. Sebastian (2006), "The Four Brahmaviharas of Buddhism: The Cardinal Virtues", Jnanatirtha: International Journal of Sacred Scriptures, VI (1), Pp. 25- 35. 

  86. C. D. Sebastian (2006), "Yoga in Mahayana Buddhism: An Analysis of Six Paramitas and Ten Bhumis in the Bodhisattva Career?" in The Philosophical Quarterly, XI-XII (1-4), pp. 19-30 

  87. C. D. Sebastian (2006) , "Trikaya, Trimurti and Trinity: Three Facets of the Holy in Buddhism, Hinduism and Christianity" Jnanatirtha: International Journal of Sacred Scriptures, VI (2), Pp. 118-136. 

  88. C. D. Sebastian (2006), "Buddha's Approach to the Culture of Peace", in Siby K. Joseph (Ed), Explorations in Culture of Peace, Wardha, Institute of Gandhian Studies, Pp.153-171. 

  89. C. D. Sebastian (2006), "Metaphysics, Meta-language and A.K. Chatterjee: A Madhyamika Critique", Indian Philosophical Quarterly, XXXIII (1), Pp. 1-13. 

  90. C. D. Sebastian (2005), "Buddhist Philosophy: Its Three Distinct Phases and the Basic Thematic Unity", The Indian InternationalJournal of Buddhist Studies, XII (6), Pp. 23-40 

  91. C. D. Sebastian (2005), "The Land of Bliss: The Paradise of the Buddha of Measureless Light by Luis O. Gomes- A Critical Review", The Indian InternationalJournal of Buddhist Studies, XII (6), Pp. 223- 234 

  92. C. D. Sebastian (2005), "The Code of Pancasila in Buddhism", Jnanatirtha: International Journal of Sacred Scriptures, V (2), Pp. 227-239 

  93. C. D. Sebastian (2005), "The Fundamentals of Islam" Jnanatirtha: International Journal of Sacred Scriptures, V (1), Pp. 7- 30. 

  94. C. D. Sebastian (2004), "The Bodhisattva Ideal in Mahayana Buddhism", Jnanatirtha: International Journal of Sacred Scriptures, IV (2), Pp. 134-146 

  95. C. D. Sebastian (2004), "Mahabharat ka Kalnirnay by Mohan Gupta: A Review", Jnanatirtha: International Journal Sacred Scriptures, IV (2), Pp. 216- 217 

  96. C. D. Sebastian (2004), "A.K. Narain’s Studies in History of Buddhism: A Critical Review", The Indian InternationalJournal of Buddhist Studies, XI (5), Pp. 223-234  

  97. C. D. Sebastian (2004), "Confession in Christianity and Buddhism", Jnanatirtha: International Journal of Sacred Scriptures, IV (1), Pp. 40-51. 

  98. C. D. Sebastian (2004), "Dialectic Philosophy East and West: The Pre-eminence of the Madhyamika Sunyata" in The Philosophical Quarterly, X (1-4), Pp. 75-88

  99. C. D. Sebastian (2003), "David Burton's Emptiness Appraised: A Critical Review", The Indian InternationalJournal of Buddhist Studies, X (4), Pp. 225-229.

  100. C. D. Sebastian (2003), "The Essential Teaching of the Bhagavad G?t?", Jnanatirtha: International Journal of Sacred Scriptures, III (2), Pp. 193-203

  101. C. D. Sebastian (2003), "The Resonance of Emptiness: A Buddhist Inspiration for Contemporary Psychotherapy- A Critical Review", The Indian InternationalJournal of Buddhist Studies, X (4), Pp. 230-235.

  102. C. D. Sebastian (2003), "Buddhist Sacred Literature in Sanskrit", Jnantirtha: International Journal of Sacred Scriptures, III (1), Pp. 96-111.  

  103. C. D. Sebastian (2003), "Heritage of Religious Pluralism: A Critique", The Arts Faculty Research Journal, July, Varanasi, Banaras Hindu University, pp.34-45.

  104. C. D. Sebastian (2002), “The Sutta-Pitaka : Its Significance and Essence” Jnanatirtha: International  Journal  of  Sacred Scriptures, II (1), Pp.67-80. 

  105. C. D. Sebastian (2002), “A.K. Chatterjee on Metaphysics of the Yogacara”, The Philosophical Quarterly, VIII (3-4), Pp. 173 -184.

  106. C. D. Sebastian (2002), “Development of the Ladakhi Language,” Prem Singh Jina (ed), Ladakh: Past and Present, Delhi, Gyan Publishing House, pp. 75-80 

  107. C. D. Sebastian (2002), "The SA-sKYA-PA Order in Ladakh", Prem Singh Jina (Ed), Development of Ladakh Himalayas:  Recent Researches, Delhi, Kalpaz Publications, Pp. 110-125

  108. C. D. Sebastian (2001), “Buddhist Sacred Scriptures”, Jnanatirtha: International Journal of Sacred Scriptures, I (1) Pp. 79-92.

Forthcoming Articles 

109. C. D. Sebastian, "Transformative Phenomenolgy and Bodhisattva Ideal: Insight from the Bodhicaryavatara of Santideva," Philosphical Traditions of the World, Vol. 2, (2018) (Mumbai: University of Mumbai Press). 

110. C. D. Sebastian, "Madhyamika Scholarship after The Central Philosophy of Buddhism by T. R. V. Murti: A Survey and Appraisal" in the revised edition of T. R. V. Murti, The Central Philosophy of Buddhism (Delhi: Motilal Banarsidass Publishers). 

111. C. D. Sebastian, "A 'Non-Idealist' World: Rasvihari Das on Ajnana" in Soumitra Basu and Maitreyee Datta (ed), Approches to Real in Contemporary India (Jadavpur: Jadavpur University). 

112. C. D. Sebastian, "ONAM: A Paradigm of Aryanisation of the Indigenous People of Kerala " , Anthropology Today, 5 (1), 2019, ISSN: 2454-2709.  

113. C. D. Sebastian, "The Envisaged Critics of Nagarjuna in his Vigrahavyavartani: Who are they?" in Lalji Shravak, et al (ed), Investigating Principles: International Aspects of Indian Cultures (New Delhi: Budhist World Press, 2019), pp. 247-265. 


Awards and Recognitions
  1. Banaras Hindu University Gold Medal for obtaining First Rank in M.A. Examination in Indian Philosophy and Religion, 2000; and Pt. Raghunandan Lal Dar Gold Medal for standing First amongst the candidates of Philosophy and Indian Philosophy &   Religion at M.A. Examinations 2000, at Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi; and Smt. Raj Kumari Dar Prize for standing First at the M. A. (Final) Philosophy and Indian Philosophy & Religion Examination 2000, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi. 

  2. Banaras Hindu University Fellowship, 2000-2003. 

  3. Recipient of Present from the Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Fund to the meritorious students in recognition of their academic excellence, 1999-2000.

  4. Member, Society for Asian & Comparative Philosophy.

  5. Member, Society of Inter-Cultural Philosophy, Cologne, Germany. 

  6. Editor, Journal of Sacred Scriptures, ISSN: 0974 0090 (since 2008). 

  7. Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst (DAAD) Forschungsaufenthalt (Philosophie) Fellowship 2010.

  8. Honorary Research Fellow, Centre for Buddhist Studies, School of Humanities, University of Bristol, UK, 2010-2011

  9. IIT Bombay Excellence in Teaching Award 2014

  10. Erasmus Mundus Scholarship for Visiting Scholar 2015 (at University of Warsaw, Poland).

  11. Excellence in Teaching (IIT Bombay - Humanities and Social Sciences Department) Award 2016.  

  12. IIT Bombay's Professor S. P. Sukhatme Award for Excellence in Teaching 2018. 

Research Scholars: 


NamePh.D. Research Topic
1Dr Gyan PrakashThe Concept of Mind in Early Buddhist Philosophy and Gilbert Ryle: A Comparative Study (PhD awarded in 2012)
2Dr Sarita KarCorporate Social Responsibility: An Analysis of 'Responsibility' from Western and Indian Perspective" (PhD awarded in 2012)
3Dr Walter MenezesReality and Experience in Advaita Vedanta: An Analytical Study of the Conception of Atman in theVivekacudamaniof Sankara (PhD awarded in 2014)
4Dr Biju Antony The Sankhya Theory of Embodied Cognition: An Alternative to the Enigma of Purusa-Prakrti Interaction (PhD awarded in 2017) 
5Jithin Mathew K. Jose Cognition, Recognition and Semiotics: From Epistemic Perspectives of Buddhist Logicians and Contemporary Epistemology (joined in the academic year 2013-2014)
6Konchok NyimaReasoning in Buddhist Logic:  An Analysis of Pramanasiddhi in the Pramanavarttika of Dharmakirti (joined in the academic year 2014-2015)
7Stalin J. CorreyaThe Empty Will: The Problem of Agency in Nagarjuna and Sartre (joined in the academic year 2015-2016)
8Sujata MallikSocial Ontology of Woman in Buddhist Thought (Joined in the academic year 2015-2016)
9Manjit M.Bhatti The Ticklsih Issue in Descartes's ontological Argument: In search of a Convincing paradigm in Philosophy of Religion(Joined in the academic year 2015-2016)
10Tsering NurbooThe Primacy of Perception: An Examination of Pratyaksa in Dignaga's Pramanasamuccaya

 NameM. Phil. Research Topics
1Ado KehieIssues Concerning Identity among North East Indian Migrants to Mumbai: A Case of Naga Migrants (2007): Co-Supervisor
2Ved Prakash An Alternative Paradigm for Development: The Buddhist Perspective (2017)
3Apoorva M. Rane Perception of Reality in Sankara an Kant (2018)