Supervised by Alexis Sanderson, James Mallinson's doctoral thesis at the University of Oxford was a translation of the Khecarīvidyā with an explanation of its place in the Hatha Yoga traditions.
An author of several books, book chapters and papers, he is currently a Lecturer in Sanskrit and Classical and Indian Studies at SOAS, University of London.
2016. "Śāktism and Haṭhayoga." In: Goddess Traditions in Tantric Hinduism: History, Practice and Doctrine, edited by Bjarne Wernicke Olesen London: Routledge, 2016. pp. 109-140.
2014. “Haṭhayoga’s Philosophy: A Fortuitous Union of Non-Dualities”, pp. 225-247 in Journal of Indian Philosophy volume 42, issue 1.
2014. “The Yogīs’ Latest Trick,” pp. 165-180 in Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society volume 24, issue 1.
2014. Entry on “The Kumbh Mela” in Keywords in Modern Indian Studies to be published by Oxford University Press (Delhi) in the series “SOAS Studies on South Asia”.
2013. “Yogic Identities: Tradition and Transformation”. Smithsonian Institution Research Online. This is an online-only publication and can be found here.
2013. “Yogis in Mughal India”, pp. 35-46 in Yoga: The Art of Transformation, ed. Debra Diamond. Washington DC: Arthur M. Sackler Gallery (Smithsonian Institution).
2013. “Āsana” (with Debra Diamond), pp.150-159 in Yoga: The Art of Transformation, ed. Debra Diamond. Washington DC: Arthur M. Sackler Gallery (Smithsonian Institution).
2011. “The Yogīs’ Latest Trick”. Review article in Tantric Studies (University of Hamburg).
2011. 5,000-word Entry on “Haṭha Yoga” in the Brill Encyclopedia of Hinduism Vol. 3 (pp. 770-781). Leiden: Brill.
2011. 10,000-word Entry on “The Nāth Saṃpradāya” in the Brill Encyclopedia of Hinduism Vol. 3 (pp. 407-428). Leiden: Brill.
2011. “Siddhi and Mahāsiddhi in Early Haṭhayoga”, pp. 327–344 in Yoga Powers, ed. Knut Jacobsen. Leiden: Brill.
2011. “The Original Gorakṣaśataka,” pp. 257–272 in Yoga in Practice, ed. David Gordon White. Princeton: Princeton University Press.
2009. The Ocean of the Rivers of Story by Somadeva. Vol.~2. New York University Press.
2007. The Ocean of the Rivers of Story by Somadeva. Vol.~1. New York University Press.
2007. The Shiva Samhita. New York: YogaVidya.com.
2007. The Khecarīvidyā of Ādinātha. A critical edition and annotated translation of an early text of haṭhayoga. London: Routledge. (In 2010 the book was reprinted in paperback by Routledge and an Indian hardback edition was published by Indica Books.)
2006. Messenger Poems by Kalidasa, Dhoyi & Rupa Gosvamin. New York University Press.
2005. The Emperor of the Sorcerers by Budhasvamin. Vol.~2. New York University Press.
2005. The Emperor of the Sorcerers by Budhasvamin. Vol.~1. New York University Press.
2005. “Rāmānandī Tyāgīs and Haṭhayoga,” pp. 107-121 in the Journal of Vaishnava Studies Vol.~14, No.~1/Fall 2005. Reprinted in Namarupa magazine (2006). Reproduced with permission of the Journal of Vaishnava Studies
2004. The Gheranda Samhita. New York: YogaVidya.com.