Arti Dhand

Associate Professor
Northrop Frye Hall, Victoria College, Room 218, 73 Queen's Park Crescent East, Toronto, ON M5S 1K77


Fields of Study

Areas of Interest

  • 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.