Ishwari Kale

Areas of Interest & Expertise

  • Political Philosophy
  • Political Theory
  • Indian Constitution and Constitutional Morality
  • Politics and Cinema
  • Issues and Policy Concerns of Adivasis
  • Educational Policies and Implementation
  • Social and Political Movements in India


Ishwari studies and reflects on issues that concern the nature of the State and the significance of values like liberty, equality and fraternity. Her academic training is in Political Science and she is exploring her hand at Philosophy. 

Her interest lies in thought experimentation and juxtaposition of philosophers from different parts of the world, and from distinct eras; and evolving dialogues between them.

Before joining the University, Ishwari worked on designing, implementing and evaluating pilots for Community Engagement via School Management Committees with State Council of Educational Research and Training (SCERT), Delhi and the Ministry of Education, Government of Delhi. 

Most recently, Ishwari worked as a Fellow with Adivasi students and School Systems in Government Ashram Schools in Gadchiroli district of Maharashtra under the Educate Gadchiroli Fellowship Programme. This fellowship and her experience as a volunteer in Sahpathi’ with tribal students in Jharkhand have been instrumental in shaping her understanding of the challenges in the lives of the most marginalised in India. 

Her academic interests and her field experiences make her believe that each of us could share the gigantic task of seeking a just and equitable world. 

Ishwari enjoys photography, travelling, cooking, reading and watching and discussing world and regional cinema, in no particular order.