Bachelor of Fine Arts, University Of Baroda, 1968. Master of Fine Arts, University Of Baroda, Baroda, India, 1970. Master of Arts, University Of Southern California, 1974.
Doctor of Philosophy, Claremont University, 2001.
Visiting professor Scripps College, Claremont, 1981—1982. Professor Rio Hondo College, Whittier, California, 1995—1996, Mount San Antonio College, Walnut, 1997—1998. Assistant professor Claremont Mckenna College, Claremont, California, 1999—2009, University of West, Rosemead, 2010.
Adjunct professor California State University, Northridge, 2009, Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, since 2008. President Foundation For Indic Philosophy & Culture, Claremont, since 2001. Visiting professor Scripps College, Claremont, 1981—1982.
Founder Himalayan Arts Council of Pacific Asia Museum, Pasadena, California, 1986—1994. Vice president Asian studies on the Pacific Coast, since 2005. Member of American Council South Asian Art, South Asian Studies Association (treasurer since 2004), American Academy Religion, American Nepal Society California (president 1998—2000), Art History of Southern California, South Asia Society, Association For Asian Studies (vice president Pacific coast 2005-2007, grantee 1989).
Married Kanti Koirala, July 7, 1970. Children: Leepi, Riti.