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Name  Gavin Flood

Gavin Flood Prof Gavin Floods new appointment The Oxford Centre for Hindu

Main interests  Religious studies, tantra, comparative religion, Hinduism
Major works  Introduction to Hinduism (Cambridge University Press 1996), Beyond Phenomenology: Rethinking the Study of religion. (Cassell 1999)
Books  An Introduction to Hindui, The ascetic self, The Tantric Body: The Secret Tr, Beyond Phenomenology, The Importance of Religio

Gavin flood

Gavin Dennis Flood (born 1954) FBA is a British scholar of comparative religion specialising in Shaivism and phenomenology, but with research interests that span South Asian traditions. From October 2005 through December 2015 he served in the Faculty of Theology University of Oxford and as the Academic Director of the Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies which is a Recognised Independent Centre of the University of Oxford. In 2008 Flood was granted the title of Professor of Hindu Studies and Comparative Religion from the University of Oxford. In 2014 he was elected a Fellow of the British Academy. In November 2015, it was announced that Dr. Flood would become the inaugural Yap Kim Hao Professor of Comparative Religious Studies at Yale-NUS College in Singapore; taking up the position from January 2016.


Flood's publications include; An Introduction to Hinduism, Body and Cosmology in Kashmir Saivism and Beyond Phenomenology: Rethinking the Study of Religion. He is also the editor of The Blackwell Companion to Hinduism.


  • The Truth Within: A History of Inwardness in Christianity, Hinduism, and Buddhism. Oxford University Press, 2013
  • The Bhagavad Gita: A New Translation. Norton, 2012
  • The Importance Of Religion: Meaning In Our Strange World. Wiley-Blackwell, 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).
  • Rites of Passage (1994)
  • References

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