Ajay Rao

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




NE 153G, 3359 Mississauga Road North


Ajay Rao is an Associate Professor in the Department for the Study of Religion, and in the Department of Historical Studies at University of Toronto, Mississauga. He completed his Bachelor of Arts and Masters at the University of Michigan. He also received a Masters in Chicago, where he later completed his Ph.D. His interests are in the academic studies of South Asian religions, Sanskrit intellectual history, Sanskrit literature and poetics, and religion and aesthetics. He is currently working on a project about the “theologization of the Ramayana” in South India, 1250-1600.

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