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July 04, 2011

Newly Appointed Shastri President


Dr. Braj M Sinha, President of the Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute is Professor and Head of the Department of Religion and Culture at the University of Saskatchewan, a premier Canadian University. Recipient of the George Ivany Internationalization Award Dr. Braj M. Sinha has been a major catalyst for internationalization at several institutions in India, U.S.A, and Canada. Professor Sinha has served on the Board of the Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute for several years, has chaired most of the standing committees of the Institute, and was the first Secretary-Treasurer of the bi-national Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute.

A well known scholar in the field of Indological Studies with national and international repute , Dr. Sinha has authored and presented numerous scholarly papers at national and international conventions/conferences held in several countries including Germany, France, Holland, Italy, Sweden, Ireland, England, U.S.A., Mexico, New Zealand, Canada, India and South Africa. His invited lectures and conference presentations have been delivered at several prominent universities including Oxford, Upsala, Heidelberg, Ohio , Miami , Florida International University, Alberta, McMaster, Toronto, Benaras Hindu University, Madras, Jammu, Delhi, IIM-Banglore etc.

Dr. Sinha’s research and writing in the field of Indological studies have resulted in publications from distinguished national and international publication houses including Mouton, MacMillan, Munshiram Manoharlal, and Sage, among others. Co-founder of the International Society for Indo-Judaic Studies and co-editor of the Journal of Indo-Judaic Studies, Dr. Sinha has been a pioneer in this nascent field. He has held eminent positions in the organizational structures of several national and international academic organizations and professional societies.

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