Emeritus Professor Gavin Flood FBA


Gavin Flood is Emeritus Professor of Hindu Studies and Comparative Religion at Oxford University, Senior Research Fellow at Campion Hall, and Academic Director of the Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies. His publications include Religion and the Philosophy of Life (2019), The Truth Within: A History of Inwardness in Christianity, Hinduism, and Buddhism (2013), The Importance of Religion: Meaning and Action in Our Strange World (2012), and The Ascetic Self: Subjectivity, Memory, and Tradition (2004). He is also the General Editor of the series ‘The Oxford History of Hinduism’ and is a Fellow of the British Academy.

Research Area(s):

Study of Religions

Research Interests:

Phenomenology, Hindu Studies, Comparative Religion, Tantric texts and traditions.


The Oxford History of Hinduism (series editor);

Executive Editor of the Journal of Hindu Studies.

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