A renowned scholar of Indian Aesthetics and Existential thought, Phenomenology and Hermeneutics, she was also the founder coordinator of the UGC center for Swami Vivekananda Studies, Panjab University. She had two PhDs, one from Panjab University and the other from University of Paris X Nanterre, France. She remained associated with IIAS, Shimla as Senior Fellow for three years. Some of her seminal contribution in the field include Philosophy of Vivekananda, ‘The Human Condition in the Mahabharata, The Sensuous in Art: Reflections on Indian Aesthetics, Aesthetic Communication: The Indian Perspective . She was a prolific writer and her scholarly articles were published in journals like Comparative Aesthetics, Contemporary European Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind among others.
Throughout her academic life , she maintained an abiding interest in elucidating the relevance of Indian Philosophy for our times. Her last project was on the Two Dimensions of Embodiment in the Indian Tradition. In her passing away the Indian Academia and Panjab University in particular have lost a dedicated scholar with great human values.