HMI organises and conducts academic seminars throughout the year, attended by academics and others. The seminars also serve as a forum for the discussion on theses, research by faculty and other scholars.

Women’s Studies

Women’s issues are another area in which HMI is engaged, through networking with organisations in India and abroad, bringing together women of different backgrounds on a range of subjects of contemporary importance. The Institute conducts research that highlights women’s perspectives and priorities, focused on women and religion, particularly Islam. At the practical level, it also engages in tutoring and training workshops, development initiatives and other innovative programmes that involve a wide range of people, from students and teachers to government officers, NGO staff, volunteers, activists and grassroots communities.

Annual Post-Doctoral Fellowships

HMI offers two fellowships each year for post-doctoral researchers to spend 12 months at HMI to study interfaith issues and reconciliation.

Research Papers

> The Relevance of Philosophy in the Study of Religion: An Appraisal with Reference to Ibn Rushd’s Trilogy

– Pamhor Thumra

> A Comparative Study on the Philosophy of Wahdut al-Wujud and Wahdat al-Shuhud in Relation to Tawhid – Paothang Lhouvum

> A Critical Study on Role of Madrasa Education in Nation Building

– Imnanunsang Jamir

> A Critical Analysis of Muslim Personal Law in India

– Stephen Ezung

> Ramakrishna Mission and Its Contribution Towards harmonious Inter-Faith Relations: An Appraisal

– C.H. George

> Contribution of Baba Sharafuddin in Building Religious Harmony

– Gnana B. Manohar

The Inferences of Gender Egalitarian Contextual Reading in Islam with Special Reference to the works of Amina Wadud

– Nithin Varghese

> A Socio – Religious Study on the Basavanna Contributions towards Women Emancipation in 12th Centrury CE: Its Relevance to Today’s Context of Women Empowerment

– T. Pramela

A Study of Birsa Movement and its Impact on Munda Tribe

– Sandhya Kiran Sanga

> Origin and Development of Khojah Community in India and its Social Contributors with special references to Hyderabad

– George G. Christopher

> An Analytical Study of Charity in the Quran and the Bible

– M. Prabhakar

> A Study on Mirabai’s Struggle in the Society and Her Devotions towards Krsna: It’s Relevance to Gender Inequality in Religion Today

-Soloman S

> The Role of Draupadi in Socio-Religious and Political Life of the Mahabharata: An Analysis of Domestic Violence from a Feminist Perspective

– Anasuya Velpuri

> A Socio Religious Study on the Heroism of Nayakuralu Nagamma in the History of Palnad 12th Century CE in Andhra Pradesh: A Woman Perspective

– N.J. Babu Chinthapalli

> Understanding Quranic Christological titles through Mark’s Christology: Its Relevance to Interfaith Mission in Baptist Church of Mizoram

– F. Lalnunrema

> A Study on the Hard Problem of Consciousness with the Aid of Mandukya Upanisad and Its Relevance to Religious Differences

– K.G. Pousonglung

> The Impact of Gaudiya Vaishnavism on Socio-Religious Life of Meiteis in Manipur

– Khaidem Ajitkumar Singh

> An Analytical Study on the Guru Movement in Hinduism and its Impact on the Popular Hinduism

– Miranda Blah

> The Martyrdom of Imam Husayn and Muharram Observances of the Shias with Special Reference to Hyderabad: A Historical and Theological Study

– Aphenbou Abonmai

> An Analytical Study on the Islamic Concept of Justice and its Relevance to the Contemporary Society

– Jason Kokkeragada

> The Foot-Washing of Jesus (John 13:1-17) As Master-Servant Model in Johannine Community and Its Relevance to Church Role in Indian Society

– Joshua Vidya Sagar Doppalapudi

> The Persecution of the Church at Smyrna in the Book of Revelation (2:8-11) and its Implications to the Churches in Ranga Reddy and Hyderabad Districts

– Anilkumar Kondru

> A study of the selected text of Bhagavad-Gita: A Dalit Perspective

– B. Praveen Kumar

> A study on the spiritual significance of Gaumata (Mother Cow): In Response to religious and political ideology with special reference to Dharmasastra

– Hivi K Yeptho

> A Study of Purusartha and its ethical Relevance to contemporary society.

– T. Vintsushi

> A critical appraisal of Islamic Revelation of 1979 in Iran

– Kolla Sunny Pradeep

> A Study on Classical and Contemporary Approaches Used in the Field of Religious Study with Special Reference to Philosophical Approach

– Aorenla Longchar

> Analyze the Role and the Challenges of Secularism in a Pluralistic Indian Society

– Aorenla Longchar

> A Study of Iqbal’s Life and His Contributions for Muslim Nationalism in India

– Aorenla Longchar

> A Study on Classical and Contemporary Approaches Used in the Field of Religious Study with Special Reference to Socio-Historical Approach

– Thomas Birla

> Origin and Development of Islamic Civilization: From Prophet’s Era to the End of Abbasid Dynasty

– Thomas Birla

A Study on the Issue of Migration in India: An Interfaith Perspective

– Thomas Birla

> Contemporary Approaches to the Study of Religion with Special Reference to Historical and Phenomenological Approaches

– Otoka S

> A Study on Indian Secularism and Hindu-Muslim Relations in Contemporary India

– Otoka S

> Jinnah’s Major Contribution to India Politics and to the Separation of Pakistan from India

– Otoka S

> Methodological Issues in the Study of Religion

– Pamhor Thumra

The Early Expansion of Islam and its Encounter with Greek Philosophy

– Pamhor Thumra

> An Overview Study of the Classical Islamic Philosophy

– Pamhor Thumra


> A Critique on Allama Iqbal’s Concept of Khudi (The Self) and the Reawakening of Indian Muslims

– Aorenla Longchar

> Jinnah on Secularism and Separation: It’s Prospects for Hindu-Muslim Unity in India

– Otoka S

> The Contemporary Relevance of Islamic Ethics on Migration

– Thomas Birla

> An Appraisal on Al-Ghazali’s Critique of Islamic Philosophers in Tahafut al-Falasifa: Understanding the Place of Revelation as an Epistemological Method in the Classical Islamic Thought

– Pamhor Thumra