Pankaj Jain, right, assistant professor in the Department of Philosophy and Religion Studies and in the Department of Anthropology, received the annual DANAM-TakshaShila Book Award for excellence in Indic Studies.
The award was presented at the recent Dharma Academy of North America (DANAM) conference held in Chicago in conjunction with the American Academy of Religion Conference. DANAM has become the largest meeting at the American Academy of Religion, with more than 350 scholarly papers presented each year.
The award is for his book, Dharma and Ecology of Hindu Communities: Sustenance and Sustainability. The book is additionally recognized with The Rajinder and Jyoti Gandhi Book Award for excellence in critical constructive reflection in Dharma traditions.
Jain also is Eco-Dharma project director at the Hindu American Seva Center.
The book was also chosen for the Uberoi Foundation Book Award in 2011 and has received appreciative reviews in the Journal of Asian Studies, Journal of Dharma Studies, Environmental Values, International Journal of Hindu Studies, Oxford Journal of Hindu Studies, Philosophy East & West, Religious Studies Review, Sophia, Journal for the Study of Religion, Nature & Culture, Worldviews: Global Religions, Culture, & Ecology, and in Asia Times.
Posted on: Tue 26 February 2013