Dhand, Arti

DHAND, ARTI
Associate Professor
Contact Areas of Interest
Dhand, Arti Victoria College
140 Charles Street West, Room 237
Toronto, ON  M5S 1K9
t: 416-585-4462
f: 416-585-4584
e: arti.dhand@utoronto.ca
  • The Mahabharata and the Ramayana (Hindu epics)
  • Hindu ethics
  • Gender issues in Hinduism
  • Religion and sexuality

Arti Dhand’s 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 BA and MA from the University of Calgary, and a PhD from McGill University.

Selected Publications

2008  Woman as Fire, Woman as Sage: Sexual Ideology in the Mahabharata.

2007  “Engendering Brahmanirvanam in the Mahabharata: A Conversation between Suka and Sulabha.”

2005  “Hinduism and Pedagogy: Teaching Hinduism to Hindus in the Canadian Diaspora.” Method &Theory in the Study of Religion 17(3): 274-286.

2003  “The Subversive Nature of Dharma in the Mahabharata: A Tale of Women, Smelly Ascetics, and God.” Journal of the American Academy of Religion.

2002  “The Dharma of Ethics, the Ethics of Dharma: Quizzing the Ideals of Hinduism.” Journal of Religious Ethics 30(3): 347-372.

1997  “Post-colonial Critique of Indology, and its Implications for the Study of Hindu Women.”

1995  “Karpu: The Ideal of Feminine Chastity in the Cilappatikaram.”