Selva J. Raj was a man dedicated to life and work in all its breathtaking complexity. At the time of his untimely death of a heart attack on March 14th, he was the Stanley S. Kresge Endowed Professor and Chair of the Religious Studies Department at Albion College. In addition to tirelessly serving on a lengthy list of campus-wide, national, and international committees and boards, Selva was co-chair of the Comparative Studies in Religion Section of the AAR since 2001; he rekindled the Conference on the Study of Religions of India in 2004 and served as its annual organizer; he was president of the Midwest AAR from 2003-2005 and president of the Society for Hindu-Christian Studies from 2000-2002.
"In Memoriam: Selva J. Raj (1952-2008),"
Journal of Hindu-Christian Studies:
Vol. 21, Article 16.
Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.7825/2164-6279.1415