Ali Asani

Born in Nairobi, Kenya, Ali S. Asani is currently Professor of Indo-Muslim and Islamic Religion and Cultures at Harvard University. After completing his high school education in Kenya, he attended Harvard College, with a concentration in the Comparative Study of Religion, graduating summa cum laude in 1977. He continued his graduate work at Harvard in the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, receiving his Ph.D. in 1984. Prof. Asani holds a joint appointment between the Study...

Piara Singh Padam

Piara Singh Padam (December 28, 1921-May 1, 2001) was a scholar of Panjabi language, literature and Sikh history. Padam dedicated his life to the development and the enrichment of the Panjabi language, literature and culture. In a number of fields such as Punjabi linguistics and literature he was the pioneer.  He commented on the classical sources of Panjabi literature and culture. Padam supplied the base material to scholars and students and for this purpose he wrote two well-researched...

Diana Eck

Diana Eck's academic work has a dual focus—India and America—and in both cases she is interested in the challenges of religious pluralism in a multireligious society. Her work on India includes the books Banaras: City of Light and Darsan: Seeing the Divine Image in India. Since 1991, she has headed the Pluralism Project, which explores and interprets the religious dimensions of America's new immigration; the growth of Hindu, Buddhist, Sikh, Jain, and Zoroastrian communities...

Harpreet Singh

Harpreet Singh received his PhD from Harvard and has taught in the Department of South Asian Studies.

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