Dr. Anantanand Rambachan is Professor of Religion at St. Olaf College, Minnesota. He is also Visiting Professor at the Academy for the Study of World Religions at the University of Hamburg in Germany.
Professor Rambachan is a prolific writer and author of several books, and numerous book-chapters and journal articles. His major books include: (1) Accomplishing the Accomplished: The Vedas as a Source of Valid Knowledge in Shankara, (2) The Limits of Scripture: Vivekananda's Reinterpretation of the Authority of the Vedas, (3) The Advaita Worldview: God, World and Humanity, and (4) A Hindu Theology of Liberation: Not-Two is Not One. The British Broadcasting Corporation broadcast a series of 25 of his lectures around the world.
Among his many public roles, Professor Rambachan is President of the Board of Arigatou International, New York, an international, interreligious organization working with UNICEF and other children’s organizations for the well being of children. He is also an advisor to Harvard University's Pluralism project.
Prof. Rambachan has been involved in the field of interreligious relations and dialogue for over 25 years, as a Hindu participant and analyst. In 2008, at the invitation of the Archbishop of Canterbury, he delivered the distinguished Lambeth Interfaith Lecture at Lambeth Palace in London. Professor Rambachan led the first two White House Celebration of the Hindu Festival of Diwali in 2003 and 2004.