IIT Madras – Humanities and Social Sciences

Department of Humanities & Social Sciences

Indian Institute of Technology Madras

Hemachandran Karah

Associate Professor

Dr Hemachandran Karah is an Associate Professor at the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology Madras. He has published a dozen peer-reviewed essays in academic journals and books. Karah co-edits the global section of the journal Review of Disability Studies (RDS). Recently, he received a fellowship grant from Indian Foundation for Arts so as to pursue a collaborative research project on the theme of theological accessibility. Prior to this, Karah was one of the principal investigator of a global project on Covid and mental health organised by Ohio State University. Karah is now co-authoring a companion volume on Disability Studies. This is in addition to a couple of courses on the field that he has offered on the NPTEL platform.

Karah immensely enjoys conversing with students! They aid him finetune his expertise in Disability Studies, aesthetics, literary criticism, and comparative musicology.