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Michel Danino

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Michel Danino

Visiting Professor, Humanities and Social Sciences

  • Mathématiques supérieures & Mathématiques spéciales at Lycée Pierre Corneille (Rouen, France)
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering at École Supérieure d'Électricité (Gif-sur-Yvette, France)

Email: micheldanino -AT- iitgn.ac.in

Office: 5/312
VOIP: 2701


  • Work Experience

    • Visiting Professor, Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar (May 2018 to present)
    • Guest Professor, Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar (Sep 2011 to May 2018)
    • Member, Academic Council for History of Science & Technology, JNU Centre for HRM, from August 2019
    • Scholar-in-residence, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, for a lecture series on "Exploring Indian Civilization" (Aug to Nov 2014)
    • Visiting faculty, Indian Institute of Management Ranchi (Jan 2012 – Aug 2013)
    • Visiting faculty, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, for a lecture series on "Science and Technology in Early and Classical India" (Feb to Mar 2011)
    • Guest lecturer on India's cultural history at Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham (Coimbatore campus, 2007–11)
    • Member, Indian Council of Historical Research (2015–18)
    • Member, Indian National Commission for History of Science, INSA (2018 to 2020)

  • Selected Publications

    1. “Demilitarizing the Rigveda: A Scrutiny of Vedic Horses, Chariots and Warfare”, Studies in Humanities and Social Sciences, XXVI (1) Summer 2019, pp. 5–32

    2. “The Sarasvati River: Issues and Debates”, in S.K. Acharyya, Kunal Ghosh and Amal Kar, (eds), Saraswati: The River par Excellence, The Asiatic Society, Kolkata, 2020, pp. 217–234

    3. Climate, Environment, and the Harappan Civilization, in Ranjan Chakrabarti, (ed.), Critical Themes in Environmental History of India, Sage, New Delhi, 2020, pp. 333–377

    4. “Methodological issues in the Indo-European debate”, Journal of Biosciences, Vol. 44, July 2019, pp. 44–68

    5. Sri Aurobindo and India’s Rebirth, (ed.), Rupa Books, New Delhi, 2018

    6. “Issues in Indian Metrology, from Harappa to Bhāskarāchārya”, Ganita Bhārātī, vol. 37, no. 1–2, 2015, pp. 125–143

    7. Knowledge Traditions & Practices of India, Textbook for Class XI (Vol. 1) and XII (Vol. 2), CBSE, New Delhi, 2013 & 2015 (co-editor with Prof. Kapil Kapoor)

    8. Non‐Utilitarian Use of Proportions in Harappan Town‐Planning, Heritage: Journal of Multidisciplinary Studies in Archaeology, 2: 2014, pp. 41–53