Areas of Interest & Expertise
Knot Theory, Riemannian Geometry, Tactile Mathematics
Shantha Bushan is a faculty with the School of Arts and Sciences.
Shantha Bushan’s current area of research is primarily the application of Knot Theory to Biology.
She worked for a decade at Kalpavriksh, an environment action group. She has worked in environmental law, biodiversity, community based conservation and urban waste management.
Previously, she taught undergraduate courses in Mathematics and in Environment at FLAME Pune, a college for liberal education.
She loves to crochet and to create shapes that help in understanding mathematical concepts.
Publications and Writings
- Bhushan, S. Mallik, P and Nityananda, R. 2019. Multidimensional approach to design and implementation of Quantitative Reasoning course. Proceedings of the Mathematics Teachers’ (India) Association Inaugural conference Jan 3 ‑5 2019 viewed 8 March 2021.
- Sriram and Bhushan, S. 2016. Prime conspiracies in the classroom. (Pages 621 – 639)Resonance. Springer Verlag. July 2016.
- Mishra, Rama & Bhushan, Shantha. (2011). Knot theory in understanding proteins. Journal of mathematical biology. 65. 10.1007/s00285-011‑0488‑3.
- Neema Pathak, Ashish Kothari, and Shantha Bhushan. (2004). Involving communities in Conservation: A Lost Opportunity.
- Bhushan, S. (2001). Power to the people — protecting the commons. Hindu Survey of Environment.
- Bhushan Shantha. Community Conserved Areas in Tamil Nadu. In Pathak, N. (ed) Community Conserved Areas in India – A Directory. Kalpavriksh, Pune/Delhi. Viewed on 8 March 2021.
- Bhushan, S. 2007. Guide to Biodiversity Act, 2002. Kalpavriksh, GRAIN, IIED.
- Bhushan, S and Kothari, A. (editors). 2002. Adivasi rights, Environment and the Law – Selected readings. Kalpavriksh.