About the Author
Knut A. Jacobsen has authored or edited 15 books and more than 70 academic articles. He has a Ph. D. from the Department of Religious Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA. His professional interests include Hinduism, Sikhims, Buddhism, Diaspora Studies, Religious Pluralism and Pilgrimage Studies. Selva J. Raj has edited two books and has published a number of articles. His Ph.D. is from The University of Chicago in the History of Religion. Professional interests include Hinduism, Buddhism, The Feminine in World Religions and Global Christianities. He has been given a number of academic honours and awards.