Deepak Shimkhada


Deepak Shimkhada earned his Ph.D. from Claremont Graduate University and taught courses in Asian religions, including Hinduism and Buddhism at Claremont McKenna College. After retiring from CMC, he taught courses in Hinduism as well as Buddhism as an adjunct professor for the School of Religion at Claremont Graduate University, the University of the West, and California State University-Northridge. He is a published author of several edited volumes and numerous book chapters and journal papers.

As art historian, Shimkhada happily marries two disciplines. He is the author of many art historical articles published in journals such as Artibus Asiae, Arts of Asia, Oriental Art, and Orientation.


Ph.D. - Claremont Graduate University M.A. - University of Southern California M.F.A. - University of Baroda

Recent Publications / Achievements

Nepal: Nostalgia and Modernity (2011)
Expressions of Love : Images from the 1648 Bhagavata Purana Manuscript, Exemplar, the Journal of the South Asian Studies Association, vol., No.1. (2011)
The Constant and Changing Faces of the Goddess: Goddess Traditions of Asia (2008)
"The Future of Nepal’s “Living” Goddess: Is Her Death Necessary?” Asian Art, ( (2008)
"Oil Lamps as Expressions of Devotion,” Marg (Mumbai, India), pp.102-103. (2007)