Pankaj Jain is an associate professor of Mathematics at South Asian University, writer, and author of the book Dharma in America.
Pankaj Jain, Dharma in America: A Short History of Hindu-Jain Diaspora (Routledge, 2019) provides a concise history of Hindus and Jains in the Americas over the last two centuries, highlighting contributions to the economic and intellectual growth of the US in particular. Pankaj Jain pays special attention to contributions of the Hindu and Jain diasporas in the area of medicine and music. Listen in to learn about these contributions, along with ongoing challenges faced by these ethnic and religious groups face today.For photos related to the book, see this Facebook page.For information on your host Raj Balkaran’s background, see Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
In this episode, Susan speaks with Dr. Pankaj Jain, Associate Professor in UNT's Department of Philosophy & Religion. They discuss Dr. Jain's interest in connecting ancient practices with contemporary issues, and how he is exploring the connections between religious traditions and sustainability in the US and in India. They also discuss his recent trip to Nepal, where he recorded an episode of National Geographic Channel's "The Story of God" with Morgan Freeman. The episode will air on April 9, 2019. To learn more about "The Story of God," visit The American Journal of Indic Studies can be found online at To learn more about OLLI at UNT, please visit or email
Meru Media Interview Series Episode 1   Interview with Professor Jain   Guest: Professor Pankaj Jain Associate Professor of Religious Studies at University of North Texas   Co-Founder of American Academy of Indic Studies   Editor of Encyclopedia of Hinduism   Author of Dharma and Ecology (you can get the book here: )     Host: Mukunda V. Raghavan
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