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E. H. Rick Jarow Associate Professor of Religion

Prof. Jarow is appointed in the Department of Religion and the Program in Asian Studies. He received his PhD from Columbia University (1991) in Indian Religion and Literature. His dissertation, “Language, Love, and Silence: Readings of Separation in the Sanskrit Epic, Poetic, and Puranic Traditions,” is a discussion of the theme of loss in Indian literary and religious traditions. His research interests include: Religions of South Asia (Hindu Traditions and Buddhist Traditions), East/West Studies, The Eastern Romance of Jack Kerouac, Indian Languages and Literatures (Indian Epic and Puranic Traditions), The Poetics of Religious Experience, and Vocation. His book, Tales for the Dying: The Death Narrative of the Bhãgavata-Purãna was published by SUNY Press in 2003.

  • BA, MA, M.Phil., PhD, Columbia University
  • At Vassar since 1994



  • ASIA/RELI 152. Religions of Asia
  • ASIA/RELI 350. Comparative Studies in Religion
  • RELI 287. Six Systems of Meditation