Dr Lavanya Vemsani

Professor of History at Shawnee State University, USA

Lavanya Vemsani is an award-winning scholar and Professor of History at Shawnee State University, Portsmouth, Ohio specialising in Indian History and Religions. She holds doctorates in Religious Studies (McMaster University) and History (University of Hyderabad). Her research interests are varied, including the subjects of ancient history and religion as well as the current history of India. Her books include Modern Hinduism in Text and Context, Krishna in History, Thought, and Culture: Encyclopedia of the Hindu Lord of Many Names, Hindu and Jain Mythology of Balarama and Feminine Journeys of the Mahabharata: Hindu Women in History, Text and Practice.