Prof Gavin Flood


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

Study of Religions

Research Interests

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

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