• Postdoctoral Fellowship


Anil Mundra is the Alka Siddhartha Dalal Postdoctoral Fellow in the study of Jainism. His work examines how Jain philosophers and others deal with religious diversity and disagreement. His doctoral dissertation, "No Identity Without Diversity: Haribhadrasūri's Anekāntavāda as a Jain Response to Doctrinal Difference," focuses on how the classical Jain theory of non-one-sidedness allows an influential Śvetāmbara Jain scholar-monk to intervene in philosophical debates and define a Jain identity within them. He aims to bring such classical discourses into conversation with contemporary philosophical concerns, showing how each can enrich and strengthen the other. He received his PhD from the Divinity School of the University of Chicago in 2022, where he also completed his MA and BA. Before coming to Rutgers, he taught at the College of the Holy Cross, Brandeis University, and Loyola Marymount University.