On this website, you will find a collection of my, Krisha Kops, work as a philosopher and publicist, ranging from articles, essays, books, dialogues and interviews to podcasts. As I am of German and Indian origin, the content will be in German as well as English. My work focuses in the following order on philosophy, politics, and culture. Thereby, I often attempt to find a connection between the academic world and those who are interested, even though they might not be too familiar with it. In addition, my aim is to approach topics from an intercultural point of view, with special emphasis on “Indian” and “Western philosophy” (please apologize for the crude simplification).
This is connected to my passion as a speaker. In my speeches, talks, and workshops, I focus – like in my writing – on philosophical topics, with a proclivity for intercultural, global justice, and life related issues. In a similar fashion, I help to educate aspiring yoga teachers in Indian philosophy. You can find my upcoming performances in the “events” section. There you will also find my topics of interest.
However, I am not merely a theoretical, but also a practical philosopher. That is, I am attempting to make the theoretical learnings from philosophy applicable to our shared world. For instance, by heading the chapter of ASAP Germany, a network of acadamics who fight against poverty, and by being the director of wirhelfen.eu, a platform that facilitates people to help one another.
I studied philosophy (BA) and journalism (MA) at London and Westminster University, before receiving a Ph.D. in intercultural philosophy from the the University of Hildesheim. I wrote my dissertation about the modern philosophical receptions of the Bhagavad Gītā in Germany and India.
As far as my creative writing is concerned, I won the U20 Poetry Slam Championship (of Germany, Austria, and Switzerland) in 2005. In 2013/2014, I participated in the creative writing school Bayerische Akademie des Schreibens in the Literaturhaus Munich. 2019/2020 I worked on my new novel project in the creative writing program of SLUB (Dresden). I continued to do so in the Literarisches Colloquium Berlin, which chose me as one of their stipendaries in 2020. With an extract of the novel, I was able to win the Haidhauser Werkstattpreis 2020. “Das ewige Rauschen” will be published in March 2022. For my next novel project I received the Schreibzeit scholarship (2022) from the Niedersachsen Stiftung.