Dehejia has tried to create a place within the main frame of culture and philosophy of Indian art for a legitimate analytic theory called despair. Dehejia`a effort creates a space for the modern within Indian classicism by negotiating the philosophy of despair in classical terms. As a result the basic schism that has grown in recent years between the philosophy and history of modern art on the one hand and the philosophy and history of traditional arts is today cloder to being breached.
Harsha V. Dehejia has a doctorate in medicine and Ancient Indian culture from Bombay University. He is also a member of the Royal college of Physicians of London and Glasgow as well as Canada. He is a practising physician and Adjunct professor in the department of religion of Carleton University of Ottawa Ontario Canaga.