Manohar Kumar

Manohar Kumar
Postdoctoral Fellow
CV Summary: 

Manohar Kumar is a postdoctoral fellow in the department of Humanities and Social Sciences at IIT, Delhi. He joined the department in February, 2015 after completing his PhD in Political Theory from Luiss University, Rome.
Manohar’s primary research interests are in the field of Moral and Political Philosophy. In his PhD thesis titled he worked on the impact of governmental practices of secrecy on rights and autonomy of individuals as well as on the democratic structures of accountability. In addition he explored whether whistleblowing cases constitute a genuine form of disobedience in democracy.
He also works on issues of epistemic injustice, self-exclusionary and ‘bound to fail’ attitudes with regards to educational practices.

Contact Information

Indian Institute of Technology Delhi
Hauz Khas,New Delhi-110016

Research Areas

Moral and Political Philosophy, Democratic Theory, Epistemic Injustice, Disobedience.

Academic Background

2006 B.A. Hindu College, University of Delhi (Economics)
2008 M.A. Tata Institute of Social Sciences (Development Studies)
2013 PhD Luiss University, Rome (Political Theory)


Bound to Fail. Epistemic Injustice and Educational Opportunities with Daniele Santoro. (Forthcoming in Routledge edited collection on Philosophy of Education)

“Blowing the Whistle on Corruption - Report”, Campaign for an European Directive on Whistleblowing”, in collaboration with Libera and Restarting the Future. 2014.

Review of Adam Przeworski, Democracy and the Limits of Self-Government, Plurilogue. July 13, 2013