Edited by Graham M. Schweig, Ph.D.
Christopher Newport University
Jeffery Long, Ph.D.
Ramdas Lamb, Ph.D.
University of Hawaii-Manoa
Adarsh Deepak, Ph.D.
Dharma Association of North America (DANAM), Poquoson, Virginia
This volume contains the proceedings of three sessions at the Third Dharma Association of North America (DANAM) Conference, held at the site of the American Association of Religion (AAR) Annual Meeting, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, 18–20 November 2005. Over 100 participants from universities and nonprofit institutions in the USA, Canada, UK, Belgium, Egypt and India attended the conference. Complete texts of the four papers presented in the session are included in this volume.
Topics addressed include “Who is a Hindu?” The attempt to define Hinduism, to delineate its boundaries, involves a delicate balance, and four of the papers address this issue in various ways.
DANAM is an independent, non-political, membership-based, non-profit scholarly organization based in Virginia, with a focus on constructive engagement in the study of Dharma traditions, understood as the indigenous traditions of India. DANAM’s general focus continues to be on the conceptual, reflective study of these traditions through a North American contextual lens. (The mission and objectives of DANAM are described at its web site at www.danam-web.org.)
ISBN: 978-0-937194-50-8, 213 pages