Mr. Rajiv Malhotra is an Indian American
entrepreneur, philanthropist and community leader who has devoted
himself to promoting a proper understanding of Indic traditions
in America for nearly ten years.
After studying at Delhi’s St. Columbus High School and St. Stephen’s
College, Mr. Malhotra came to the US in 1971 to pursue graduate
studies in Physics and Computer Science. He then worked as a senior
executive in several multinational companies and as a private entrepreneur.
His career spanned the computer, software and telecom industries.
He now works full-time with The Infinity Foundation, a non-profit
organization in Princeton, New Jersey, which he founded in 1995
to foster harmony among the diverse cultures of the world.
Indian civilization and the great traditions of thought that emerged
from it, such as Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism and Sikhism, bring
to the world a unique vision of pluralism and mutual respect among
religious traditions. To further this vision and promote an understanding
of Indic traditions, many of the Foundation’s projects strive to
upgrade the quality of understanding of Indian civilization in the
American media and educational system, as well as among the English
language educated Indian elite. They aim to encourage multiculturalism
such that Western and non-Western civilizations would be given equal
respect. The Foundation has given over 250 grants for research,
education and philanthropy, including grants to leading institutions
of higher education, specialized research centers, as well as to
many individual scholars. It has also organized several conferences
and scholarly events in the US and India that challenge false stereotypes
about India and bring out a balanced view of the many positive contributions
from Indian civilization.
Mr. Malhotra’s pluralistic outlook stems from his Hindu background.
He is an active writer, columnist, and speaker on a variety of topics,
including the traditions and cultures of India, the Indian Diaspora,
globalization, and East-West relations.
Mr. Malhotra has been appointed to the Asian-American Commission
for the State of New Jersey, where he serves as the Chairman for
the Education Committee created by the Governor to start an Asian
Studies program in schools. He also serves on the Advisory Board
of the New Jersey Chapter of the American Red Cross.
Details of the Infinity Foundation’s projects may be found at the