Prof. Paul B. CourtrightProfessor Emeritus of Religion and Asian Studies

    Research Profile

    Prof. Courtright’s specialties are Hindu marriage, pilgrimage traditions, and religions in British colonial India.

    Teaching Profile

    Classic Religious Texts: The Lives of the Ramayana, An Indian Classic; Freshman Seminar: Genuine Phonies: Religion and the Search for Authenticity in the Modern World; Introduction to Religion: Christianity and Hinduism; Intro to Religions: Sacred Destinations: Pilgrimage in Christian and Hindu Traditions; Religion & Film: India, Bangladesh, and the United States; Special Topics: Religion and Culture: Religion and Modern India

    Selected Publications

    Ganesa: Lord of Obstacles, Lord of Beginnings (New York: Oxford University Press, 1985)

    Marital Arrangements: Hindu Marriage in India and its Diasporas (forthcoming)

    Co-editor with Lindsey Harlan, From the Margins of Hindu Marriage: Essays in Gender, Culture and Religion (Oxford University Press, 1995)

    The Goddess and the Dreadful Practice (forthcoming)


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