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Arvind Sharma

Birks Professor of Comparative Religion

Dr. Arvind Sharma earned a B.A. in History, Economics, and Sanskrit from Allahabad University in 1958 and continued his interests in economics at Syracuse University, earning an M.A. in 1970. Pursuing a life-long interest in comparative religion, Dr. Sharma gained an M.T.S. in 1974 and then a Ph.D. in Sanskrit and Indian Studies from Harvard University in 1978. He was the first Infinity Foundation Visiting Professor of Indic Studies at Harvard University and succeeded Wilfred Cantwell Smith to the Birks Chair of Comparative Religion at McGill University in Montreal, Canada. He has published over fifty books and five hundred articles in the fields of comparative religion, Hinduism, Indian philosophy and ethics, and the role of women in religion. Undoubtedly one of the world's utmost thinkers in the fields of comparative religion, Hinduism, Indian philosophy and ethics, and the role of women in religion. Prof. Sharma is the recipient of the Mahatma Gandhi Award (2013) for the Advancement of Religious Pluralism by the Hindu American Foundation Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C. among numerous other awards and special recognitions.His most recent work is entitled: Religious Tolerance: A History (2019)

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