blackbirdan online journal of literature and the artsSpring 2012 v11n1
Gavin Flood
Gavin Flood
with Charles Martin

Gavin Flood is the author of several books including, The Importance of Religion: Meaning and Action in Our Strange World (Wiley-Blackwell, 2011), The Tantric Body: The Secret Tradition of Hindu Religion (I. B. Tauris, 2006), The Ascetic Self: Subjectivity, Memory and Tradition (Cambridge University Press, 2004), Beyond Phenomenology: Rethinking the Study of Religion (Cassell, 1999), An Introduction to Hinduism (Cambridge University Press, 1996), and Body and Cosmology in Kashmir Saivism (Mellen Research University Press, 1993). He is the editor of one book, The Blackwell Companion to Hinduism (Blackwell Publishing, 2003). Flood is the series editor of the Routledge Studies in Tantric Traditions. He has published papers in religious studies journals such as Religion and Numen and in Indological journals such as the Indo-Iranian Journal and the Wiener Zeitschrift für die Kunde Südasiens. Flood is a professor of Hindu studies and comparative religion at Oxford University.  end

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