John Bosco Lourdusamy is currently a member of faculty of the Department of Humanities and Social Science, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, India. Dr.Lourdusamy had obtained his doctorate from the University of Oxford for his thesis on “Science and National Consciousness: A Study of the Response to Modern Science in Colonial Bengal, 1870-1930”.
While at Oxford, Lourdusamy had also been a Queen Elizabeth Visiting Scholar to the Department of History and Sociology of Science, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia.
Dr.Lourdusamy has authored three books : Science and National Consciousness in Bengal, 1870-1930, (2004) and Religion and Modern Science in Colonial Bengal, 1870-1940, (2007) and Gandhian Knowledge Economy (2010).
His currents areas of interest and research fall broadly under the rubric of Science, Technology and Society. He has particular interest in the area of ICT and Development.