With degrees in Hinduism from the University of Toronto and University of Calgary, Raj interprets Sanskrit narrative texts for ethical import. He is the author of The Goddess and the King in Indian Myth and The Goddess and the Sun in Indian Myth, both published as part of Routledge’s Hindu Studies Series. Alongside his academic training, Raj apprenticed with an Indian master for twelve years as part of an oral tradition dedicated to the preservation and application of Hindu philosophy. He teaches comparative religion and mythology courses at the University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies and teaches Hinduism courses privately online. Beyond teaching and research, Raj enjoys a thriving life-consulting practice and hosts the New Books in Hindu Studies podcast.