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Sudarshan R. Kottai

Assistant Professor Indian Institute of Technology PalakkadDepartment of Humanities and Social Sciences
Palakkad-678623, Kerala, India
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Biographical Info

Trained as a  clinical psychologist, Dr. Sudarshan R. Kottai’s research thus far has investigated everyday narratives and practices of mental health care and chronicity constructed by official discourses of state and biomedicine. Informed by the politics, history and philosophy of psy disciplines, grapples with questions of philosophical interest in mental health care like why mainstream mental health academia/research/ practice primarily engage in “mirroring” the world rather than in  “world-making”. His upcoming book is titled  Mental health and critical community care: Perspectives from India. (Web:

Recent publication: Kottai, S.R & Ramprakash,R (2023). Evolving jurisprudence on conversion therapy: Reconsidering ethics in mental health systems. Indian Journal of Medical Ethics.

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