Maya S

Dr. Dr. S. Maya


M A in Philosophy and M A in Sociology ; UGC-NET; PhD in Philosophy/Social Science ( JRF-M G University, Kottayam), PhD in Sociology ( Erasmus Mundus Fellowship- Freiburg University, Germany)


Asst. Professor & HOD



Courses presently handled: 

Methodology of Philosophy and Humanities, Introduction to Philosophy, Classical Indian Philosophy, Systems of Indian Philosophy, Recent Developments in Western Philosophy, Socio-political Philosophy of India, Contemporary Indian Philosophy, Philosophical Critique of Caste

Area of Interests: 

Social/political Philosophy, Western and Indian Epistemology, Systems of Indian Philosophy, Gender Studies, Cultural Studies, Diaspora Studies,Textual/Critical analysis, Deconstruction and Discourse Analysis


Recent publications: Academic Books: Authored: Changing Perspectives among Indian Diaspora in Germany: Culture and Gender, Winshield Publishers, New Delhi, 2017 ( ISBN 978-81-9307-038-3). Edited: Samoohikarogyam: Chila Chintakal, ( Social Health: Some Thoughts), Dpt. of Philosophy- Sree Kerala Varma College in collaboration with ISES, Harithamaithri and Keraleeyam, Thrissur, Kerala, 2016. ( ISBN: 978-93-5104-808-4) (collection of articles in Malayalam language). Articles: 1) "Soziale Veranderung durch Literatur der Frauen in Indien"( Social Change through Women's Literature in India), Introductory article in book, Erwartungen, Frauenstimmen aus Indien (Expectations, Women's Voices from India), Ed. by Jose Punnamparambil, Draupadi Verlag, Heidelberg, 2016, (ISBN: 978-3-945191-17-6). 2) “Tatvachinta Samoohikarogyathinu” (Philosophy for Social Health), in book, Samoohikarogyam: Chila Chintakal (Social Health: Some Thoughts), Dpt. of Philosophy- Sree Kerala Varma College with ISES, Harithamaithri and Keraleeyam, Thrissur, Kerala, 2016 ( ISBN: 978-93-5104-808-4). 3) Gender, Teacher and Education:In Indian Culture, Edunous, Vol.1, Issue 6, 2016 (ISSN 2395-6364). 4) “Religion, Culture and the Construct of Family-Woman: Transforming India”, in book, Changing India- Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow, Ed. by Gernot Saalmann, Winshield Publishers, New Delhi, 2015 (ISBN: 971-81-930-7030-7) . 5) “Nicht still halten, nicht schweigen :Frauenproteste im Indien” ( No Silence: Women's Protest in India) , iz3w, January/February 2013. (ISSN 1614-0095). 6) “Dambathya Bahyamaya Sahajeevitham”( on Cohabitation without Marriage ) Bhashaposhini, Kottyam, April 2010 ( ISSN0975-220x). 7) “Conceptualizing Woman: in Manu-smrti”, Osmania Journal of Women`s Studies, Hyderabad, 2009, Vol.2, pp.41-56. 8) “Discursive Structures of Gendered Family in Manu-smrti”, Journal of Dharma, Bangalore, 2008 Vol.33, pp.389-404 (ISSN 0253-7222). International Seminar Papers: “Construction of the Woman in India: Changing Cultural Notions” Colloquium on Changing India, Haus zur Lieben Hand, Department of Sociology and Global Studies Programme, University of Freiburg, Germany, June 10-11, 2011. “Religion Vs Politics: Indian Feminist Thought” Conference on Re-imagining Gender and Politics: Transnational Feminist Intervention, Goethe University , Frankfurt, Germany, November 27-28, 2010. “Feminism, Fieldwork and Politics” , South Asia Council Sponsored Panel on ‘Methodology of Gender’, at Association for Asian Studies Conference, San Francisco, USA. April 6-9, 2006. “Ancient Indian Religious Texts and Gender Perspective”, Part of Women’s Month Programs, Organised by Rock Ethics Feminisms and Social Justice Research Group, Penn State University- Altoona Campus, USA, March 31st 2006 . Other/literary  Books/Writings: “Madhyavenalavadhikku” ( During Mid-summer Vacation) –novel in Malayalam, DC books, 2011( ISBN 978-81-264-3088-8) “Ihaparajnanam” ( Knowledge about this World and Beyond) collection of poems in Malayalam, Paridhi Publishers, Thiruvananthapuram, 2010 ( ISBN 819097003). “Yukthivadavum Streepakshavadavum”( Rationalism and Feminism ) – a collection of 15 articles on women's issue in Kerala and gender concepts, written in Malayalam language weeklies and magazines, Ethrdisa Publishers, Payyannur, 2008








Department of Philosophy, Kerala Varma College, Kanattukara PO , Thrissur , Kerala, India 680011