The Terra Ferma project is directed by Prof Arvind Sharma, (BA Allahad, 1959; MA Syracuse, 1970; MTS, Harvard Divinity School, 1974; PhD Harvard Univrsity, 1978). Prof Sharma had his early education in India, where he also served in Gujarat as an IAS officer. He resumed higher studies subsequently in the USA and turned to religious studies after graduating in Economics. He finally obtained his PhD in Sanskrit and Indian Studies, specializing in Hinduism. He began his regular teaching career in Australia at the University of Queensland in Brisban and also taught at the University of Sydney, before moving to McGill University in Montreal, Canada, where he is currently Birks Professor of Comparative Religion in the Faculty of Religious Studies. He is the author of several books, as well as the editor of A Trilogy on Women and Religion and Our Religions (Harper Collins, 1993). He also edits several journals, among them The Journal of Religious Pluralism and Hindu Studies Review.
Since Terra Ferma is a relatively new project, comments and suggestions are more than welcome. These should be directed to areed [at] div.harvard.edu. At this point, we are working to add more resources to the site, so any input as to related resources, be they Internet resources or print, would be particularly helpful.