The department faculty come from diverse HSS disciplines including history, architecture, literature, film and media studies, development studies, economics, political science and sociology. Faculty also carry out research in interdisciplinary areas such as environmental sustainability and development, history of astronomy and mathematics and heritage conservation that cut across different social and natural sciences.
Topics: History or architecture, History of mathematics, Medieval and modern history, Intellectual History of Modern Maharashtra
Venketeswara R. Pai, Pushkar Sohoni, Chaitra Redkar
Topics: Gandhian studies, Political ideas in Modern India
Topics: Political ecology, Water management, Gender studies, Environment and development
Shalini Sharma, Bejoy K. Thomas, Sara Ahmed, Sharachchandra Lele
Topics: Political economy, Ecological economics, Development economics
English Literature and Language
Topics: English and Anglophone literature, English for academic purposes
Topics: History of Architecture, Material Culture
Media and Film Studies
Research Centres and Initiatives
Centre for Water Research
The aim of the Centre for Water Research (CWR) is to generate interdisciplinary knowledge about water systems, train the next generation of scholars to look at water from a multi-dimensional lens, and provide a platform for IISER Pune to engage in research that can inform action and policy.
Faculty members from different departments in the institute such as Biology, Earth and Climate Science and Humanities and Social Sciences are involved in the activities of CWR. An international advisory group comprising of water scholars and practitioners provides inputs to CWR in its research and outreach. The Living Waters Museum (LWM), a virtual repository curating visual narratives on our water heritage, is part of CWR.
For more information on CWR, write to CWR Team at firstname.lastname@example.org
To know more about LWM, get in touch with Dr. Sara Ahmed at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org