Editorial Board

JSARH's editorial board, with specialties in Hindu, Islamic, Sikh, Buddhist, and South Asian Christian history, consists of the following scholars:

Dr. Lavanya Vemsani
Associate Editor
Professor of History, Department of Social Sciences
Shawnee State University, Portsmouth, Ohio (USA)

Dr. Kapila Abhayawans
Associate Editor
Vice Rector for Academic Affairs
International Buddhist College, Songkhla (THAILAND)

Dr. Balwant Singh Dhillon
Associate Editor
Director, Centre for Studies on Sri Guru Granth Sahib
Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, Punjab (INDIA)

Dr. W. Kesler Jackson
Adjunct Professor of History
Westminster College and SLCC, Salt Lake City, Utah (USA)

Dr. Dhrubajyoti Sarkar
Associate Editor
Assistant Professor, English Department
University of Kalyani, Kalyani, West Bengal (INDIA)

Dr. Hugh Beattie
Associate Editor
Staff Tutor and Lecturer, Religious Studies Department
Open University in the East of England, Cambridge, England (UK)

Dr. Anshu Malhotra
Associate Editor
Associate Professor, History Department
University of Delhi, Delhi (INDIA)

Dr. Tanvir Anjum
Associate Editor
Associate Professor, History Department
Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad (PAKISTAN)

The ISARH Symposium 2015: A Conference on South Asian Religious History, hosted by the History Department at Westminster College (Salt Lake City, Utah) on 3 April 2015, saw papers on the controversial 1947 referendum in "Pashtunistan," Shi'i education in India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh, and commentary on the Mahabharata.

In addition to the Journal of South Asian Religious History and ISARH's annual symposium, the Institute will initiate several other projects in accordance with its overarching goal of increasing understanding of the subcontinent's religious history. The largest of these projects, the Library of South Asian Religious History seeks to establish the largest collection of Indian-language material directly related to South Asian religious history in the Western Hemisphere, with an emphasis on books in Urdu, Hindi, Nepali, Tibetan, Persian, Pashto, Sindhi, Baluchi, Kashmiri, and Punjabi. Our books will mostly come from town and village publishers scattered across Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, and Nepal–thus making material available that would otherwise be virtually inaccessible to Western scholars unable to personally traverse the vast subcontinent. Scholars of all levels will be welcome to use our facilities, located conveniently in an academic retreat environment in the mountains of Utah. Comfortable on-site housing will allow researchers to stay as long as the research/writing requires. The library and academic retreat are scheduled for completion around August 2019.

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