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Gavin Flood a sholar of comparative religion with specialization in Shaivism and phenomenology[1] with research interests that span South Asian traditions,[2] Since October 2005 he has been the Academic Director of OCHS[1] which is a Recognised Independent Centre of the University of Oxford. [3] In 2008 Flood was granted the title of Professor of Hindu Studies and Comparative Religion from the University of Oxford.

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 Tantric Body: The Secret Tradition of Hindu Religion. London: I.B. Tauris,2006
  • The Ascetic Self: Subjectivity, Memory and Tradition. (Cambridge University Press 2006)[4]
  • Beyond Phenomenology: Rethinking the Study of religion. (Cassell 1999)
  • Introduction to Hinduism (Cambridge University Press 1996)[5]
  • Editor of The Blackwell Companion to Hinduism (Blackwell 2003).[6]
  • Rites of Passage (1994)[7]

References and notes

  1. ^ Flood, G. (2003). "The Sacred and the Profane: Contemporary Demands On Hermeneutics". Literature and Theology 17 (4): 478–479. doi:10.1093/litthe/17.4.478. Retrieved 2008-05-15.  
  2. ^ "SpringerLink - Journal Article". Retrieved 2008-05-15.  
  3. ^ "University of Oxford, Faculty of Theology". Retrieved 2008-05-15.   (A Recognised Independent Centre is an institution that is not part of the University, but works with the University in research and teaching.)
  4. ^ Flood, G.D. (2004). The Ascetic Self: Subjectivity, Memory and Tradition. Cambridge University Press.  
  5. ^ Flood, G.D. (1996). An Introduction to Hinduism. Cambridge University Press.  
  6. ^ Fenn, R.K. (2001). The Blackwell Companion to Sociology of Religion. Blackwell Publishers.  
  7. ^ Holm, J.; Bowker, J.W. (1994). Rites of Passage. Pinter Pub Ltd.  

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