Arti Dhand

Associate Professor, Department for the Study of Religion
Centre for South Asian Studies




Room 237, 73 Queen's Park Crescent


Arti Dhand is an Associate Professor in the Department for the Study of Religion. Her areas of interest include the Mahabharata and the Ramayana Hindu epics, Hindu ethics, gender issues in Hinduism, and religion and sexuality. She is the author of Woman as Fire, Woman as Sage: Sexual Ideology in the Mahabharata (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 has a B.A. and M.A. from University of Calgary, and a Ph. D. from McGill University.

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