A critical thinker, writer and an introspective spiritualist, with particular interest in the religious education of children and youth, Nandita Shankar has been quite active in furthering the cause of Hinduism. Her greatest contribution to the history of Hinduism in the west is the conception and founding of the official Annual Hindu Heritage Month (HHM) in February, which has now completed ten years.
Well read and well rooted in several systems, including Kashmir Shaivism, her articles have appeared in various journals like Koshur Samachar, Kasheer, Sanatana Sandesh, Anjali, etc. Her main area of interest is removing misconceptions about Hinduism, and guiding teachers and parents, in this regard.
A practicing neurologist, she lives in Florida, with her husband and college going children, and spends her spare time writing/editing articles on spirituality, conducting local satsangs/study groups, interfaith dialogues and discussions on Neuro-theology.