Episode 23: The Vedantic Pandita: Dr. Anuradha Choudry

Dr. Anuradha Choudry


We interviewed Dr. Anuradha Choudhry for the 23rd Episode of The Mindful Initiative Podcast. A Vedantic Scholar – Dr. Choudry is an Assistant Professor of Humanities and Social Science Department at IIT Kharagpur for Sanskrit, Indian Psychology, French and History of Science and Technology in Ancient India, where she explores the contributions of Indian thought in the fields of psychology, development, happiness studies, linguistics, and in other related socio-cultural dimensions. She’s a graduate from Sri Aurobindo International Center of Education for Pondicherry, where she did her higher education in Sanskrit and completed her Ph.D. in Vedic psychology.


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Following this, she was awarded the Erasmus Mundus scholarship of the EU for an M. Lit in Crossways European humanities. Due to her interest in many subjects, she also received a UN-related scholarship for a course on Human Rights at the Summer University of Human Rights Geneva. Before joining IIT Kharagpur she was a Fellow at Development Foundation in Bangalore, as well as an Adjunct Faculty at the VEDA Vigyan Shodha Samsthan in Bangalore. She also helped to establish the center of Indian Psychology at Jain University in Bangalore, where she organized and participated in conference and workshops to deliberate on an Alternative Paradigm for Psychology based on an Indic Worldview. Along with Dr. Vinay Chandra, she had edited a book called perspectives of Indian psychology and co-authored another on Happiness, Indian perspectives.  She’s a volunteer at Sanskrit Bharati, and she’s passionate student and teacher of spoken Sanskrit, and the transformative power of it sounds, and offers online courses available on the Swayam Platform, and on Yogaanytime.com. She also works with several yoga organizations like the European Union of Yoga, Irish Yoga Association, among many others. This is along with Dr. Vinay Chandra, to highlight the psychological dimensions of the yoga tradition. In a unique endeavor on 1/1/2011. In consonance, with her work, she initiated a worldwide movement of humanity unity called EKTA, which we will be talking about as we start speaking to her.


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February 6, 2021


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