K.T.S. Sarao is presently Professor & Head of Department of Buddhist Studies at the University of Delhi. He received his first class first MA (History), MPhil (Chinese & Japanese Studies), and PhD (Buddhist History) from the University of Delhi. He was a Commonwealth Scholar at the University of Cambridge (1985-1989) from where he obtained his second doctorate through the Faculty of Oriental Studies. Professor Sarao has been a visiting professor/fellow at Dongguk University (Seoul, S. Korea), Chung-Hwa Institute of Buddhist Studies (Jinshan, Taiwan), St. Edmunds College (Cambridge University, UK), Maison des Sciences de L’Homme (Paris, France), Department of Religious Studies (Toronto University, Canada), and Visvabharati (Santiniketan, India). He was conferred the special academic honor, Doctor of Letters (honoris causa), by Preah Sihanouk Raja Buddhist University, Phnom Penh, Cambodia in a Special Convocation held on 07 March 2011. His research interests are Indology; Indian Buddhism; Brāhmī; Vedānta; Socially Engaged Buddhism; Ancient South Asian Archaeology, History & Civilization; Pāli Language & Literature; Ancient Indian Epigraphy; Ancient Indian Topography; Pilgrimage; Religious Conversions; Buddhist Philosophy and Ethics; Ancient Indian Religions; Sikh-Udāsin Paramparā.