Deepak Shimkhada, born in Nepal, came to the U.S. in
1972 as a Fulbright fellow to pursue graduate studies. He attended several
universities including the University of Chicago, University of Southern
California and received his Ph.D. from Claremont Graduate University
where he is Adjunct Professor. While he is currently professor of religious
studies at Claremont McKenna College, he has taught at Scripps College,
Mt. San Antonio College, and California State University-Northridge.
His works are widely published in professional journals and edited volumes.
His edited books include Himalayas at the Crossroads: the Portrait
of a Changing World; Buddhist Mantras in Sanskrit; the Constant and
Changing Faces of the Goddess: Goddess Traditions of Asia. He is
currently working on Nepal: Nostalgia and Modernity, an edited
volume. He is also active in local, national and international organizations.
He is president of Indic Foundation, and Asian Studies on the Pacific
Coast, and treasurer of South Asian Studies Association.