Assistant Professor
Contact Areas of Interest
Rao, Ajay Department for the Study of Religion (St George) & Department of Historical Studies (UTM)
t: 416-978-4785 (St George)
t: 905-569-9494 (UTM)
e: ajay.rao@utoronto.ca@utoronto.ca
  • Academic studies of South Asian religions
  • Sanskrit intellectual history
  • Sanskrit literature and poetics
  • Religion and aesthetics


Ajay Rao completed his Bachelor of Arts and Master’s at the University of Michigan. He also received a Master’s in Chicago, where he later completed his PhD. He is currently working on a project about the “theologization of the Ramayana” in South India, 1250-1600.