Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur
Prof. Anuradha Choudry is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT Kharagpur, India and a Member of the Rekhi Centre for Excellence for the Science of Happiness. She is also a Visiting Faculty at Ghent University, Belgium. Her work has primarily been in the domains of Sanskrit, Yoga, Indian Yoga Psychology and Indian Culture and Philosophy. Owing to her diverse interests, she was awarded the Erasmus Mundus Scholarship of the European Union for an M.Litt in Crossways in European Humanities soon after her Doctorate in Sanskrit in Vedic Psychology. Prior to that, she received a UN related Scholarship for a course on Human Rights at the Summer University of Human Rights, Geneva. She has also worked on the Indian Concepts of Happiness as a Fellow at the Development Foundation, Bangalore, and had established the Centre for Indian Psychology at Jain University, Bangalore, which sought to establish an alternative paradigm for psychology based on the Indic worldview. As part of her international engagements, she has been a Guest of Honour and a resource person for teaching Spoken Sanskrit, Yoga Psychology and about the transformative power of mantras at the Zinal Congress organised by the European Union of Yoga, Switzerland, for Auroville International, Netherlands, the School of Practical Philosophy and Economic Sciences in UK, Ireland and Australia, for the Ojai Yoga Crib, USA, and several other Academic Institutions, Yoga Schools and organisations across the globe. Furthermore, she is also an online instructor for YogaAnytime.com and for Swayam MOOC courses on Spoken Sanskrit.