Pankaj Jain

Associate Professor of Indic Studies

Dr. Pankaj Jain is the author of Dharma and Ecology of Hindu Communities: Sustenance and Sustainability (May 2011), which won the 2012 DANAM Book Award and the 2011 Uberoi Book Award. His second book Science and Socio-Religious Revolution in India: Moving the Mountains was published in 2017 by Routledge. He is an Associate Professor in the Department of Philosophy and Religion at the University of North Texas where he teaches courses on religion and ecology. He has published articles in journals such as Religious Studies Review, Worldviews, Religion Compass, Journal of Vaishnava Studies, Union Seminary Quarterly Review, and the Journal of Visual Anthropology. He has also contributed to the Huffington Post, Washington Post’s forum On Faith, Times of India’s Speaking Tree, and Patheos. He has received the Fulbright-Nehru Environmental Leadership Fellowship in 2012 and the Wenner-Gren Grant in 2014. He is also the director of the Eco-Dharma and Bhumi-Seva Project and is working with the Hindu and Jain temples in North America for their “greening” efforts. Currently, he is editing a volume on Indian philosophical theories for anthropology and encyclopedia of Hinduism. He is also the co-founder of American Academy of Indic Studies (