Prof. Gavin Flood

Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies
Professor of Hindu Studies and Comparative Religion
Phone: 01865 304302

Research Interests:

Medieval Hindu ritual and philosophy; phenomenology; comparative religion; theories of the text; theories of religion; philosophies of the body; the category of the self.


The Truth Within: A Comparative History of Inwardness in Christianity, Hinduism and Buddhism. (Oxford University Press, 2013)

The Importance of Religion: Meaning and Action in Our Strange World. (Wiley-Blackwell, 2012)

The Bhagavad Gita: A New Translation, with Charles Martin. (Norton, 2012).

The Tantric Body: The Secret Tradition of Hindu Religion. London: I.B. Tauris,2006

The Ascetic Self: Subjectivity, Memory and Tradition. (Cambridge University Press 2006)

Beyond Phenomenology: Rethinking the Study of religion. (Cassell 1999)

Introduction to Hinduism (Cambridge University Press 1996)

Editor of The Blackwell Companion to Hinduism (Blackwell 2003)


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