Veena R. Howard, Ph.D., is Professor of Asian Religious Traditions in the Department
of Philosophy at California State University, Fresno She also holds the Endowed Chair
in Jain and Hindu Dharma. She was recently appointed as the director of the M.K. Gandhi
Center: Inner Peace and Sarvodaya. She is the coordinator of Peace and Conflict Studies
Program. She has authored and edited three books. She has published over two dozen
articles in scholarly journals and anthologies. She has served on various communities
boards including as the Board of Trustees of the Parliament of the World’s Religions.
Asian Religious Traditions (Hinduism, Jainism, Sikhism, and Buddhism) Philosophy of M.K. Gandhi Animal Ethics Interfaith religions
The Bloomsbury Research Handbook of Indian Philosophy and Gender (ed.), (Bloomsbury,
Dharma, Hindu, Jain, Buddhist, and Sikh Traditions of India (ed.) (IB Tauris, 2017)
Gandhi’s Ascetic Activism: Renunciation and Social Action (SUNY Press, 2013).
She has also authored numerous peer-reviewed articles including “Oxford Bibliography
Article: Mohandas K. Gandhi” (Oxford University Press, 2019);