Lahore, May 26 : Most Pak students in Pakistan are surprisingly keen to learn about Hinduism, despite the hostility that has prevailed between their country and India in the previous sixty years.
According to Dr. Maureen Korp, as art critic and a religious studies scholar based in Canada, the students in Pakistan were different to the ones she was used to teaching in Canada.
Korp, who is visiting Lahore at the invitation of the Beaconhouse National University (BNU), said she had given an assignment to her students in which they were asked about religions including Hinduism, Islam, Buddhism, Christianity and Judaism.
"Surprisingly, I found that most students were keen to know about Hinduism despite the enmity, which India and Pakistan have," the Daily Times quoted her, as saying.
An author of two books, Korp received her doctorate from the University of Ottawa and has won various academic awards.
Her books -- Sacred Geography of the American Mound Builders and Sacred Art of the Earth - have received critical acclaim.
Korp also has to her credit many articles and scholarly book reviews. She has taught at Carleton University, Ottawa School of Art, Pacifica Graduate Institute, California, University of Bucharest, Romania, the State University, New Jersey, and Atlantic Country Community College, New Jersey.