APPEAL FOR THE CENTRE
FOR INDIAN STUDIES
at Carleton University
the last ten years while Carleton University instituted cut backs
in various areas the Department of Religion was abolished and Hindu
studies took the biggest hit.
to teach one course in Hinduism which I have been doing for the
last 10 years.
I taught this course free but lately I have been paid a small
University told me that unless the community showed support by donating
money that this course would be abolished.
on the task and the challenge and created the Centre for Indian
Studies with the College of Humanities. I have raised about $50,000
so far and there is an additional endowment from a life
insurance policy. We need at least another $50,000 to ensure that
at least one course in Hinduism will continue to be taught.
and Islam have been take care of and are being taught already.
we raise this money Hinduism will not be taught at Carleton University
when I retire.
Centre For Indian Studies is not exclusively for Hindu studies.
A course on Hinduism is its first step.
plan to hold seminars, discussions and conferences on every
aspect of Indian religions.
fact we have sponsored Buddhist and Jain speakers in the past
and on Octber 16, 2005, we are getting a speaker who will
speak on murals of the tribals.
can help in two different ways:
Buy some of my books.
Entire proceeds from sale of books will be turned over to the
Centre for Indian Studies. Contact
me to purchase my book(s).
Make a donation to the Centre. All
donations are fully tax deductible. Click
here to pledge your support to the Centre
for Indian Studies.
Adjunct Research Professor
College of Humanities, Carleton University