Deepak Sarma

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Deepak Sarma (born 1969) is a professor of Hinduism and Indian Philosophy at Case Western Reserve University.


Sarma has held appointments at Vanderbilt University, Connecticut College, and Yale University. A scholar of Dvaita / Madhva Vedanta, Sarma's main interests and pursuits are method and theory in the study of Hinduism, modern and contemporary Hinduism, bioethics, cultural theory, and post-colonial studies. He received a doctoral degree in the Philosophy of Religions from the Divinity School at the University of Chicago in 1998 and was among the first contemporary western trained scholars of Madhva Vedanta. His works on Madhva Vedanta include An Introduction to Madhva Vedanta (Ashgate Publishers Ltd., 2003) and Epistemologies and the Limitations of Philosophical Inquiry: Doctrine in Madhva Vedanta (RoutledgeCurzon Press, 2004).

His recent books include: Hinduism: A Reader (editor) (Blackwell Publishing Ltd., 2007) and Classical Indian Philosophy: A Reader (Columbia University Press, 2011). Sarma also writes blogs for the Huffington Post.


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