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Arvind Sharma

Birks Professor in Comparative Religion

Education

B.A. (Allahabad)
M.A. (Syracuse)
M.T.S., Ph.D. (Harvard)

Field(s) of specialization

Comparative Religion; Hinduism; Advaita Vedanta

Profile

Arvind Sharma has been a member of the faculty of Religious Studies at McGill University since 1987, where he lectures on Hinduism, and on comparative religion. He has held fellowships at the Center for the Study of World Religions, the Center for the Study of Values in Public Life, and the Center for Business and Government, John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, and at the Brookings Institute. He also received a Maxwell Fellowship and was elected Fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society, London.

Personal website

Courses

  • RELG 207 The Study of World Religions 1 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • RELG 348 Classical Hinduism 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • RELG 353 Gandhi: His Life and Thought 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • RELG 552 Advaita Vedanta 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

Current projects

  • A Universal Declaration of Human Right by the World's Religions
  • Second Global Congress on World's Religions After September 11, September 2011

Publications

Over fifty books and five hundred articles, including:

  • The Philosophy of Religion: A Buddhist Perspective (OUP India 1997) 
  • Editor of Our Religions (Harper, 1993) 
  • Editor of Women in World Religions (SUNY 1987)

Contact information

Birks Building
3520 rue University, Montreal, Quebec, H3A 2A7

ARVIND [dot] SHARMA [at] MCGILL [dot] CA (Email)