Professor Dr Babu Thaliath has been chosen for the prestigious KAAD-Stiftung Peter Hünermann Prize in recognition of his outstanding academic achievements, according to a press release.
Dr Thaliath is professor of Philosophy and German Literature at the Centre of German Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.
The award is instituted by the Catholic Academic Foreigners Service Foundation, Bonn, Germany. The prize will be conferred to Dr Thaliath at the annual convention of the Foundation to be held in Bonn from April 27 to 30, 2023.
Dr Thaliath hails from Bharananganam in Kerala. He is the youngest son of the late Hormis Thaliath and Thresiamma Thaliath, also known as Miss Kumari who was a lead actress in Malayalam cinema in the 1950s.
According to the release, he completed Civil Engineering at the College of Engineering, Trivandrum, and German Philology at the JNU. Later he studied Philosophy and Art History at the Albert Ludwig University of Freiburg and the University of Basel and pursued his doctoral research in Philosophy between 1997 and 2003.
Subsequently, he completed several post-doctoral research projects in the area of Early Modern Philosophy of Science at the Humboldt University of Berlin and at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom.
He has published extensively in the areas of Theoretical Philosophy, Early Modern Philosophy of Science, Theory of Perception and Aesthetics.
Dr Thaliath has been a Fellow at the Morphomata International College of the University of Cologne, a Visiting Fellow at the University of Cambridge and Senior Fellow at the Zukunftskolleg of the University of Konstanz.