Arvind Sharma

Academic title(s): 

Birks Professor in Comparative Religion

Contact Information
Address: 

3520 University Street, Montreal, Quebec
H3A 2A7, Canada

Phone: 
514-398-4123
Fax number: 
514-398-6665
Email address: 
arvind.sharma [at] mcgill.ca
Degree(s): 

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

Specialization: 

Comparative Religion; Hinduism; Advaita Vedanta

Biography: 

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 Intro to Study of Religions 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


RELG 348 Classical Hinduism 3 CreditsTaught only in alternate years
    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

Selected 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)