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Kala Acharya

Kayla Acharya
  • Director of K.J. Somaiya Bharatiya Sanskriti Peetham Cultural and Research Institute in India
  • Author
  • Ambassador for the Pariament of World Religions
Kala Acharya, PhD, has been the director of K.J. Somaiya Bharatiya Sanskriti Peetham Cultural and Research Institute in India since its incep­tion in 1989. During her tenure the institute has been developed as a center for interreligious dialogue between Hinduism, Christianity, and Islam, and offers post-graduate programs in Sanskrit, yoga, philosophy, and history. The author of several books, Acharya represented Hinduism in international interreligious meetings organized by the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue. She has been a member of the Secretariat of the Congress of the Leaders of World and Traditional Religions in Kazakhstan and was appointed as an ambassador for the Parliament of World Religions in 2009.