Professor Gavin Flood FBA


Gavin Flood is Professor of Hindu Studies and Comparative Religion at Oxford University, Academic Director of the Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies, Senior Research Fellow at Campion Hall, and Yap Kim Hao Visiting Professor of Comparative Religious Studies at Yale- NUS Singapore. 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.

Select Publications

  • Implicit Anthropologies in Pre-Philosophical Śaivism with reference to the Netra Tantra

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  • Politics, Experience, and the Languages of Holiness

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  • Religion and the Philosophy of Life

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  • The political sacred and the holiness of life itself

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  • A Storm of Songs: India and the Idea of the Bhakti Movement. By John Stratton Hawley. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 2015. xiv, 438 pp. ISBN 9780674187467 (cloth).

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  • Introduction

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  • René Girard When These Things Begin: Conversations with Michel Treguer, Trevor Cribben Merrill (tr.) (East Lansing: Michigan State University Press, 2014). Pp. xii +140. $19.95 (Pbk). ISBN 978 16 1186110 5. - The One by W...

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  • The One by Whom Scandal Comes

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  • Sacrifice as Refusal

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    Edited by:
    Zachhuber, J, Meszaros, J
  • The Truth Within: A History of Inwardness in Hinduism, Christianity and Buddhism

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