Abraham Karickam holds a PhD in English and interreligious studies and MA degrees in history and literature. He has served as director of comparative literature at Mar Thoma College, Tiruvala, Kerala, in India. Formerly a journalist, Dr. Karickam is a retired college administrator responsible for the literature departments in numerous colleges in south India. Involved in interfaith activities for the past 20 years, he serves as URI’s South India zone coordinator and president of Interfaith Students Movements in south India. He trains young adults in interfaith peacebuilding and is participating in the URI Moral Imagination/Peacebuilding training. He is the author of 15 books, including Concept of the Upanishads, the Bible and the Qu’ar and Intertextuality of the Holy Books.