Anantanand Rambachan

Anantanand Rambachan is Professor of Religion, Philosophy and Asian Studies at Saint Olaf College, Minnesota, USA, where he has been teaching since 1985. He received his Ph.D and M.A. (Distinction) degrees from the Department of Theology and Religious Studies, University of Leeds, in the United Kingdom.  He completed his undergraduate studies at the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad.

Among his books are, Accomplishing the Accomplished (1991), GitamrtamThe Essential Teachings of the Bhagavadgita (1993), The Limits of Scripture (1994), The Hindu Vision (1996), The Advaita WorldviewGod, World and Humanity (2006), and A Hindu Theology of Liberation (2014). His writings include a series of commentaries on the Ramayana (2006). The British Broadcasting Corporation transmitted a series of 25 lectures by Prof. Rambachan around the world.

Prof. Rambachan has been involved in the field of interreligious relations and dialogue for over twenty-five years, as a Hindu participant and analyst.  He is active in the dialogue programs of the World Council of Churches, and was a Hindu guest and participant in the last four General Assemblies of the World Council of Churches. He is also a regular participant in the consultations of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue at the Vatican and an educator on interfaith issues in Minnesota.

Prof. Rambachan is an advisor to the Pluralism Project (Harvard University), a member of the International Advisory Council for the Tony Blair Faith Foundation, and a member of the Theological Education Committee of the American Academy of Religion. 

Prof. Rambachan has traveled and lectured in many part of the world and teaches regularly at several Hindu temples in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area. He resides with his family in Apple Valley, Minnesota.