Sharma, Arvind

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SHARMA, Arvind

SHARMA, Arvind. Indian, b. 1940. Genres: Theology/Religion. Career: Indian Administrative Service, served as managing director of Gujarat Industrial Development Corp. and district development officer of the district of Ahmedabad, 1962-68; Northeastern University, Boston, MA, instructor in economics and statistics, 1972-76, and in Buddhism, Hinduism, mysticism, and the great western traditions, 1974-75; University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia, lecturer in religious studies, 197680; University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia, lecturer, 1980-86, senior lecturer in religious studies, 1986-87; McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, associate professor, 1987-89, professor of religious studies, 1989-, Birks Professor of Comparative Religion, 1994-. Temple University, visiting assistant professor, 1982-83; McGill University, visiting associate professor, 1983-84; Concordia University, visiting lecturer, 1989; University of California, Santa Barbara, lecturer, 1990; Boston University, visiting research scholar, 1991-92; Harvard University, visiting scholar, 1991-92, fellow of Center for the Study of World Religions, Center for the Study of Values in Public Life, and Center for Business and Government at John F. Kennedy School of Government, 1995- 96, lecturer, 1996; G. B. Pant Institute of Social Science Research, visiting lecturer, 1996. Government of India, contributor to Project on the History of Indian Science, Philosophy, and Culture. Temple of Understanding, member of council of trustees. Publications: Visistadvaita Vedanta: A Study, 1978; Thresholds in Hindu-Buddhist Studies, 1979; The Hindu Scriptural Value System and the Economic Development of India, 1980; Textual Studies in Hinduism, 1980; (with H.W. French) Religious Ferment in Modern India, 1981; The Purusarthas: A Study in Hindu Axiology, Asian Studies Center, 1982; The Gitarthasangraha of Abhinavagupta, 1982; Studies in "Alberuni's India," 1982; Spokes of the Wheel: Studies in Buddha's Dhamma, 1985; The Hindu Gita: Its Ancient and Classical Interpretations, 1986; (Compiler) New Essays in the Bhagavad-Gita, 1987; (with K.K. Young, A. Ray, and A. Hejib) Sati: Historical and Phenomenological Essays, 1988; Ramakrishna and Vivekananda: New Perspectives, 1989; A Hindu Perspective on the Philosophy of Religion, 1990; The Experiential Dimension of Advaita Vedanta, 1993; (with S.J. Palmer) The Rajneesh Papers: Studies in a New Religious Movement, 1993; The Philosophy of Religion and Advaita Vedanta, 1995; The Philosophy of Religion: A Buddhist Perspective, 1995; Hinduism for Our Times, 1996. Contributor to books. Contributor of articles and reviews to periodicals. EDITOR: (co-) Vignettes of Vrindavan, 1987; Women in World Religions, 1987; Neo-Hindu Views of Christianity, 1988; Essays on the Mahabharata, 1991; Fragments of Infinity: Essays in Religion and Philosophy, 1991; (with Young) The Annual Review of Women in World Religions, Vol. I, 1991, Vol. II, 1992, Vol. III, 1993; Perspectives on History and Culture: Essays in Honour of D.P. Singhal (1925-1986), 1992; Our Religions, 1993; God, Truth, and Reality: Essays in Honour of John Hick, 1993; Today's Woman in World Religions, 1994; Religion and Women, 1994; The Little Clay Cart: An English Translation of the Mrcchakatika of Sudraka as Adapted for the Stage by A.L. Basham, 1994. Address: Faculty of Religious Studies, McGill University, 3520 University St., Montreal, QC, Canada H3A 2A7.