Arti Dhand

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Arti Dhand
Occupation

Associate Professor, Department for the Study of Religion,

University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Education Ph.D. (McGill), M.A. (Calgary), B.A. (Calgary)

www.religion.utoronto.ca/people/faculty/expanded/dhand.htm

Arti Dhand is an associate professor at the University of Toronto, Department for the Study of Religion.[1] She specialises in the Mahabharata and the Ramayana Hindu epics, Hindu ethics, gender issues in Hinduism, and religion and sexuality.[2]

Career[edit]

She has authored several publications including Woman as Fire, Woman as Sage: Sexual Ideology in the Mahabharata published in 2008 and numerous articles on topics such as "Engendering Brahmanirvanam in the Mahabharata: A Conversation between Suka and Sulabha," "Hinduism and Pedagogy: Teaching Hinduism to Hindus in the Canadian Diaspora," and "The Subversive Nature of Dharma in the Mahabharata: A Tale of Women, Smelly Ascetics, and God."

She was a key speaker at the 2005 conference of the London School of Oriental and African Studies.[3] The SOAS also commends her scholarly works in her chosen field of research.[4]

Education[edit]

Arti Dhand has a B.A. and M.A. from the University of Calgary, and a Ph.D. from McGill University.

Principal publications[edit]

2005 "Hinduism and Pedagogy: Teaching Hinduism to Hindus in the Canadian Diaspora". In Method and Theory in the Study of Religion. 72/2. 22pp.

2005 Women and Sexual Ideology in the Mahabharata. Book manuscript under review.

2003 "The Subversive Nature of Dharma in the Mahabharata: A Tale of Women, Smelly Ascetics, and God" Journal of the American Academy of Religion.

2002 "The Dharma of Ethics, the Ethics of Dharma: Quizzing the Ideals of Hinduism". Journal of Religious Ethics. Fall 2002. 30.3: 347-372.

1995 "Karpu: The Ideal of Feminine Chastity in the Cilappatikaram".

1997 "Post-colonial Critique of Indology, and its Implications for the Study of Hindu Women".

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