I received my MA and PhD in the Study of Religions from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London. I teach courses on Hinduism and Buddhism, as well as theory and methods in Religious Studies. I am author of the book The Character of the Self in Ancient India: Priests, Kings, and Women in the Early Upanishads (http://www.sunypress.edu/details.asp?id=61397) and co-editor of the book Gender and Narrative in the Mahabharata (with Simon Brodbeck; http://www.routledge.com/books/Gender-and-Narrative-in-the-Mahabharata-isbn9780415544719). I am currently doing research on Indian secularism and ethics in Indian philosophy.
My primary areas of research are:
I recently co-organised an international conference: 'Asian Values and Social Justice' (26-28 September 2011). For more details, please see http://www.lancs.ac.uk/fass/faculty/event/3715/
I am currently writing two articles on ethics in Indian philosophy
I would be happy to supervise doctoral students working in the following areas:
Dialogue and debate in Indian philosophy
Encounters between Hinduism and Buddhism
Application of traditional ideas to modern contexts: multiculturalism,
social justice, secularism
Yoga and meditation in contemporary Asia
Gender and South Asian religions
Religion and Narrative in South Asia
Asian religions and environmental issues
My office hours are Tuesday 10-12.
Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings › Chapter
Research output: Contribution to journal › Journal article