Professor Neelima Shukla-Bhatt


Professor Neelima Shukla-Bhatt


Professor Neelima Shukla-Bhatt, Professor of Religion at Wellesley College.

Interests include arts in religious/cultural history of South Asia; the divine and the human feminine in Hindu traditions; Gandhian thought and practices; the self and the other in South Asian philosophical traditions and history.

Her first book, co-authored with historian Surendra Bhana, was A Fire That Blazed in the Ocean: Gandhi and Poems of Satyagraha in South Africa 1909-1911. She also authored Narainha Mehta of Gujarat: A Legacy of Bhakti in Songs and Stories which studies the life, work, and memory of a fifteenth century devotional poet from Gujarat in Western India.  Professor Shukla Bhatt’s recent work is focused on the divine feminine and religious lives of women in Hindu communities in India and in the diaspora.  She is also an expert in Indian classical music.

All session by Professor Neelima Shukla-Bhatt