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Sravana Borkataky-Varma


Adjunct Professor
Religious Studies
Ph.D., Rice University



  • Ph.D., Department of Religion, Rice University.
  • M.A., Department of Religion, Rice University.
  • P.G.D., Gender and Work, Hannover University, Germany
  • M.A., Buddhist Studies, Delhi University, India
  • B.A., English Literature, Delhi University, India

Research Interests

Hinduism, Buddhism, Asian Religions, Women’s Studies.


  • Sravana Borkataky-Varma, “The Dead Speak: A Case Study from the Tiwa Tribe Highlighting the Hybrid World of Śākta Tantra in Assam.” Religions 2017, 8, 221; doi:10.3390/rel8100221.
  • Sravana Borkataky-Varma, “Menstruation: Pollutant to Potent,” Encyclopedia of Indian Religions: Hinduism and Tribal Religions, ed. Arvind Sharma, Springer; 10.1007/978-94-024-1036-5_481-1.

Classes taught at UH

  • RELS 2340 Introduction to Hinduism
  • RELS 2380 Religion and Film  
  • RELS 2396 Selected Topics – History of Yoga: A Scholar-Practitioner Overview