Dr. Pankaj Jain is an Associate Professor in the Department of Philosophy and Religion University of North Texas. He has taught Indian Films, Sanskrit, Hindi/Urdu languages, and literatures at North Carolina State University, Rutgers, Kean University, Jersey City University, and the University of Iowa. In his scholarship he connects the ancient Indic traditions of Hinduism and Jainism with contemporary issues – particularly the environment. Currently, he is editing the Hinduism section for the Encyclopedia of Indian Religions (Springer) and also writing a book on the history of Jains and Hindus in the Americas. He tweets at @ProfPankajJain.