Dr. Sebastian Alackapally CMI

 NAME:                        FR. SEBASTIAN ALACKAPALLY

DATE OF BIRTH:       MAY 30, 1961

PROFESSION:           Roman Catholic Priest; Ordained to Priesthood in 1991; Member of the religious Congregation called Carmelites of Mary Immaculate (CMI)


B.Ph.                (Bachelor of Philosophy) from Darsana Institute, Bhopal, 1983-1985.

B.Th.                (Bachelor of Theology) from Jnanadeepa Vidya Peeth, Pune, 1987-1990.

M.Ph.               (Master of Philosophy) from Dharmaram Vidya Kshetram, Bangalore, 1985-1987.

Ph.D.               Doctorate in Philosophy with specialization in Comparative Philosophy, Gregorian University, Rome, 1995-1999.


Philosophy at Dharmaram Vidya Kshetram (Pontifical Athenaeum of Philosophy, Theology and Canon Law) Bangalore- 29;

Professor, Department of Philosophy, Christ University, Bangalore- 29;

Vidya Deep College, Bangalore - 42;

De Paul Institute of Religion and Philosophy, Bangalore- 74  and

Darsana Institute of Philosophy, Wardha, Maharastra.

 RESEARCH INTEREST:   Comparative Philosophy, Dalit and Tribal Studies


Ancient Indian Philosophy (Vedic Philosophy), Sruti,  Religion and Philosophy of Smrti Literature, Philosophy of the Dharmasastras, Philosophy of Indian Law, Ancient Western (Greek) Philosophy, Moral Philosophy (General Ethics), Indian Linguistics and Grammar Traditions, Philosophy of Language: East-West Perspectives, Reality and Language: A Comparative Study, Social Philosophy of Blessed Chavara Kuriakose Elias, Subaltern Studies, Dalit Philosophy, Life and Philosophy of the Indian Tribals


Book: Being and Meaning: Reality and Language in Bhartrhai and Heidegger, Delhi: Motilal Banarsidass,2002.


“Bhartrhari’s Theology of Word,” The Living Word, Vol.94, No.2, 1988

Bhartrhari’s Theology of Word,” The Living Word, Vol.94, No.3, 1988

“Bhartrhari’s Theology of Word,” The Living Word, Vol.94, No.5, 1988

“Being and Language meeting Ground for Bhartrhari and Heidegger,” in Western Encounter with Indian Philosophy, Ed. A. Thottakkara, Bangalore, Dharmaram Publications, 2002.

“The Pilgrimage of an Artist,” (Trans) in Icons of the Unseen Asian Theology through the eyes of Artist Joy Elamkunnapuzha cmi, Ed. Johnson Vadakumchery, Trivandrum, Carmel International Publishing House, 2002.

“The Golden lines of Mithila,”(Trans.) in Icons of the Unseen Asian Theology through the eyes of Artist Joy Elamkunnapuzha cmi, Ed. Johnson Vadakumchery, Trivandrum, Carmel International Publishing House, 2002.

“Modern Hindu Religious Movements and Gurus.” in Romancing the Sacred? Towards an Indian Christian Philosophy of Religion, Ed. George Karuvelil, Bangalore, Asian Trading Corporation, 2007.

“Glimpses of Reality” in John Britto Chethimattam A Pioneer of Indian Christian Theology, Ed. K. Pathil and S. Kochuthara, Bangalore, Dharmaram Publications, 2007.

Book Review on Jaganath, Journal of Dharma, 30/3, 2005.

“Dharma: A Philosophy of the Self.” (Forth coming)

“A Philosophy of Education for Dalit Assertion.” In Indigenous Philosophizing Indian Horizons, Ed. Saju Chackalackal, Bangalore, Dharmaram Publications, 2010.

Dalits: Violence and Struggles for Rights “Journal of Dharma”, 34/3 (2009), 319-333.

The Sphota of Language and the Experience of Sabdatattva “Journal of Dharma,” 35/3 (2010), 203-214.

Book Review on Wilson Edattukaran, Dialogue with the World: The Concept of Body according to Merleau-Ponty and Ramanuja “Journal of Dharma,” 35/3 (2010), 313-316.

The Word (in Hindi), “Sangam Darshan,” 1/1(2009), 75-76.

Education ( in Hindi), “Sangam Darshan,” 1/2(2009),153-154.

The Priest (in Hindi), “Sangam Darshan,” 1/3(2009), 262-263.

Review on Fulton J. Sheen, The Life of Christ ( in Hindi), “Sangam Darshan,” 2/2(2010), 152-154.

Eco-Spirituality (in Hindi), “Sangam Darshan,” 2/3(2010).

“Indian Philosophy of Language,” in ACPI Encyclopedia of Philosophy, vol. 2, Ed. Johnson J. Puthenpurackal, Bangalore, Asian Trading Corporation, 2010. 

“Concept of Language in Bhartrhari and Heidegger” in Monograph of Bangalore Association of Philosophers (forthcoming).


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