H.V. Dehejia

Adjunct Research Professor

Degrees:M.D., Ph.D. (Mumbai, India), M.A. (Canada), F.R.C.P. (London, Glasgow and Canada)
Phone:(613) 233-3103 during 9:00 am – 5:00 pm. (Please identify yourself as a Carleton University student when you call)


Harsha V. Dehejia has a double doctorate, one in Medicine and the other in Ancient Indian Culture, both from Mumbai University of India. He teaches Hinduism and has a special interest in Hindu Aesthetics.

Research Interests

  • Krishna Art
  • Akriti to Sanskriti: The meaning and beauty of Hindu forms.

Fall/Winter 2012-2013 Courses

  • RELI 2515A Religion and Aesthetics in India (F)

Fall/Winter 2013-2014 – (Not teaching)

Fall/Winter 2014-2015 Courses

  • RELI 2515A Religion and Aesthetics in India (F)


Advaita of Art, Parvatidarpana, Despair and Modernity, Leaves of The Pipal Tree, Gods Beyond Temples (Motilal Banarasidass)

Parvati, Goddess of Love, The Lotus and the Flute: Romantic Moments in Indian Poetry and Painting, Celebration of Love: Sacred Words, Sensuous Images (Mapin)

A Celebration of Love, A Festival of Krishna (Roli).