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CURRICULUM VITAE

GRADUATE EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

TEACHING AREAS

PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS

ADMINISTRATIVE EXPERIENCE

HONORS, AWARDS, EXTRAMURAL FUNDRAISING, GRANTS

COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES

PRINCIPAL PUBLICATIONS

PUBLICATIONS (Articles and Reviews)

IN PRESS


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Dr. Gerald James Larson is RabindranathTagore Professor Emeritus of Indian Cultures and Civilization, Indiana University, Bloomington, and Professor Emeritus, Religious Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara. Dr. Larson is the author or editor of some twelve books and well over 100 scholarly articles on cross-cultural philosophy of religion, history of religions, classical Sanskrit and South Asian history and culture. His recent books include India's Agony Over Religion (SUNY Press, 1995, and Oxford University Press, Delhi, 1997), Changing Myths and Images (Indiana University Art Museum, 1997), and Religion and Personal Law in Secular India: A Call to Judgment (Indiana University Press,2002, and Social Science Press, New Delhi, 2002). His most recent publication is Volume XII of the Encyclopedia of Indian Philosophies, co-edited with the late Dr. Ram Shankar Bhattacharya, entitled Yoga: India's Philosophy of Meditation (Delhi: Motilal Banarsidass, 2008). Also, a collection of essays has been published in his honour, Theory and Practice of Yoga: Essays in Honour of Gerald James Larson, edited by Knut A. Jacobsen (Leiden: Brill, 2005; Indian paperback edition, Delhi: Motilal Banarsidass, 2008). During his career at UC Santa Barbara, he received the Distinguished Teaching Award from the Academic Senate, UCSB (1989).
In retirement he lives with his wife in Mission Viejo, California, and can be contacted
through the Department of Religious Studies, UC, Santa Barbara, or by his e-mail: glarson@religion.ucsb.edu or glarson@indiana.edu or larsongj@uci.edu


CURRICULUM VITAE

NAME: Gerald James Larson

CURRENT POSITION: Rabindranath Tagore Professor Emeritus, Indian Cultures and Civilizations, Indiana University, Bloomington

Professor Emeritus, Religious Studies, Department of
Religious Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara

Research Professor (visiting professor on part-time recall),
Program in Religious Studies, University of California, Irvine (2011- )

FIELD: History of Religions; Comparative Religions; Comparative Philosophy; Religions and Philosophies of South and Southeast Asia; Pali and Sanskrit


GRADUATE EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

M.Div. 1963 Union Theological Seminary, New York City
Ph.D. 1967 Columbia University, New York City
(Field: History of Religions; Indian Religions; Comparative Philosophy)
(Languages: Vedic and Classical Sanskrit, Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit, Pali, Tibetan)
(Dissertation: "Classical Samkhya: An Interpretation of its History and Meaning"; received "with distinction")


TEACHING AREAS

Primary: History of Religions, Cross-Cultural Philosophy of Religion, Religions and Philosophies of India, Hindu traditions, Buddhist traditions in South and Southeast Asia, Classical Sanskrit texts (literature and philosophy), Pali, and Vedic Sanskrit

Secondary: Asian Religions, Oriental Civilization (East Asia and South and Southeast Asia), Oriental Humanities (East Asia and South and Southeast Asia), Comparative Literature, Comparative Philosophy, South Asian Art and Iconography



PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENT

Tutor, Old Testament, ancient Near Eastern Studies, Hebrew, Union Theological Seminary, New York City (1964-67)
Preceptor in Religion, Columbia University, New York (1965-66)
Preceptor in Oriental Humanities, Columbia University (1966-67)
Assistant Professor, Religious Studies, University of Tennessee, Knoxville (1967-68)
Post-Doctoral Research Scholar, College of Indology, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India (1968-69)

Associate Professor, Department of Religious Studies, University of Tennessee, Knoxville (1969-70)
Associate Professor, Department of Religious Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara (1970-72)
Professor, Department of Religious Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara (1972-1995)

Rabindranath Tagore Professor of Indian Cultures and Civilizations, and Director, India Studies Program, Indiana University, Bloomington (1995-2003)

Honorary Visiting Professor, Department of Philosophy, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India (1976-77)
Honorary Visiting Professor, Department of Religious Studies, University of Lancaster, Lancaster, England (spring 1983)
Interim (founding) Director, Interdisciplinary Humanities Center, University of California, Santa Barbara (1987-88)

Director, India Studies Program, Indiana University, Bloomington (1995-2003)

Rabindranath Tagore Professor Emeritus, Indiana University, Bloomington (2003-present)

Professor Emeritus, Religious Studies (1995-present)

Research Professor (visiting professor on part-time recall), Program in Religious Studies, University of California, Irvine (2011- )


ADMINISTRATIVE EXPERIENCE

Chair, Department of Religious Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara (1971-76)

Chair, Program in Asian Studies, UC Santa Barbara (1972-73)

Assistant Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, UC Santa Barbara (1979-1980)

Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, UC Santa Barbara, (1980-1982)

(Founding) Director, Interdisciplinary Humanities Center, UC Santa Barbara (1987-88) and Chair of Search Committee to appoint a permanent Director (1987-88)

Director of Academic Programs, Education Abroad Program, India Center, Delhi University
(l984-l99l)

Graduate Adviser (Director of Graduate Studies), Religious Studies, UC Santa Barbara (1983-87)

Chair, Committee on Research and Scholarship, American Academy of Religion (1993-1999)

Member, Board of Directors, American Academy of Religion (1993-1999)

Director, India Studies Program Indiana University, Bloomington (1995-2003)

 


HONORS, AWARDS, EXTRAMURAL FUNDRAISING, GRANTS

Rockefeller Dissertation Fellowship (1966-67)
Post-Doctoral Fellowship for Study in Asia, Society for Religion in Higher Education (1968-69)
Senior Fellow, East-West Center, Honolulu, Hawaii (1971)
Senior Fellow, American Institute of Indian Studies, for research in India (1976-77)
Senior Fellow, Indo-U.S. Subcommission on Education and Culture, for research in India (1976-77)
Foreign Research Fellow, Centre for Science Development, Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) University of Durban-Westville, University of Cape Town and UNISA (University of South Africa, Pretoria), South Africa (l994)

Vice President, American Oriental Society, Western Division (1973-74)
Vice President, Society for Asian and Comparative Philosophy (1976-77)
President, Society for Asian and Comparative Philosophy (1982-85)

Distinguished Teaching Award, UCSB Alumni Association and Academic Senate (at-large award for 1989)

Principal Investigator (with Pratapaditya Pal and Rebecca Gowen), $30,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts for an art exhibition, catalog and symposium program entitled "In Her Image: The Great Goddess in Indian Asia and the Madonna in Christian Culture" (1979-80)

Principal Investigator (Organizer/Director), First International Research Conference for Asian and Comparative Philosophy, Honolulu, Hawaii, August 1984 with grants from NEH, The Rowny Foundation, the University of Hawaii Foundation, the East-West Center, Honolulu, Hawaii and the Institute for Philosophy and Religion, Boston, and UC Santa Barbara, $25,000

Principal Investigator, $35,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities for a project entitled "Religion within the Limits of Reason Alone: The Prospects for Graduate Education in Religious Studies in the Secular University," 1985-86, UCSB

Principal Investigator and Project Director, Title VI-A International Studies Grant, approximately $300,000 ($100,000 per year for 1997-98, 1998-99, 1999-2000), Office of Education, Washington, D.C.


COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES

President, United Ministries in Higher Education, Southern California Region Commission (1985, 1986)
Member, Presbytery of New York City (1963-66)
Member, Presbytery of Knoxvile (1967-1969
Chair, Committee on Ministry, Presbytery of Santa Barbara (1987-1990)
Commissioner, 205th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (USA) (1993)
Moderator-elect, Presbytery of Santa Barbara (1993-94), Moderator, Presbytery of Santa Barbara (1994-95)
Member, Presbytery of Ohio Valley (1995-2003)
Member, Presbytery of Santa Barbara (1970-1995, 2003-2008)
Member, Presbytery of Los Ranchos (2008 – present)


PRINCIPAL PUBLICATIONS: Books

1969 Classical Samkhya: An Interpretation of its History and Meaning. Delhi: Motilal Banarsidass. 312 pp.

1974 Myth in Indo-European Antiquity. Editor. Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press. 197 pp.

1979 Classical Samkhya: An Interpretation of Its History and Meaning. Delhi: Banarsidass, and Santa Barbara: Ross-Erikson. Revised, second edition.

1980 In Her Image: The Great Goddess in Indian Asia and the Madonna in Christian Culture . Art Exhibition Catalog. Principal Editor, with Pratapaditya Pal and Rebecca Gowen. Regents of the University of California and the National Endowment for the Arts. 127 pp.

1987 Samkhya: A Dualist Tradition in Indian Philosophy. Edited with Ram Shankar Bhattacharya. Encyclopedia of Indian Philosophies, Volume IV. Princeton University Press. 674 pp.

1988 Interpreting Across Boundaries: New Essays in Comparative Philosophy. Edited with Eliot Deutsch. Princeton University Press. 316 pp.

1995 India's Agony Over Religion. State University of New York Press. 393 pp.

1997 Changing Myths and Images: Twentieth Century Popular Art in India. Edited with Pratapaditya Pal. Indiana University Art Museum and the Indiana University India Studies Program. 64 pp.

1997 India's Agony Over Religion. Oxford University Press, Delhi. Indian edition of 1995 SUNY book. 393 pp.

2001 Classical Samkhya: An Interpretation of Its History and Meaning. New hard cover and paperback reprint of Second Revised Edition. Delhi: Motilal Banarsidass, 2001 Reprint. 315 pp.

2001 Religion and Personal Law in Secular India: A Call to Judgment. Editor. Bloomington and Indianapolis: Indiana University Press, 2001; and Social Science Press, Delhi. 362 pp.

2008 Yoga: India's Philosophy of Meditation, Edited by Gerald J. Larson and Ram Shankar Bhattacharya, Volume XII, Encyclopedia of Indian Philosophies, General Editor: Karl H. Potter. Delhi: Motilal Banarsidass, 2008. 782pp.


PUBLICATIONS (Articles and Reviews)

168 2014 “Partition: The Pulsing Heart that Grieved” In Journal of Asian Studies, Volume 73, No. 1, 2014 Article (pdf version)
167 2013 ‘The End of Sacrifice’ and the Absence of ‘Religion’: The Peculiar Case of India” In Proceedings of Colloquium entitled “Philosophy and the End of Sacrifice: Comparative and Phenomenological Approaches” in Sodertorn University, Stockholm, Sweden, August 13-14, 2011 forthcoming 2013—currently typescript © Gerald J. Larson Article (pdf version)
166 2013 ‘The Best Lack All Conviction, While the Worst are Full of Passionate Intensity’: 50 Years and Waiting for a ‘Second Birth’ of Religious Studies” Keynote Address  for Conference:  “Religious Studies 50 Years after Schempp,” Indiana University, Bloomington, September 77-29, 2013, typescript © Gerald J. Larson  Article (pdf version)
165 2013 “Religionsgeschichtliche Schule, Religionswissenschaft, Piano, Oboe and Bourbon” In Practicing Gnosis: Ritual, Magic, Theurgy and Liturgy in Nag Hamadi, Manichaean and Other Ancient Literature: Essays in Honor of Birger A. Pearson. A. Conick, G. Shaw, and J. D. Turner, eds.  Leiden: Brill. Pp. 11-13 Article (pdf version)
164 2013 “Yoga’s Theism: A New Way of Understanding God” In Classical and Contemporary Issues in Indian Philosophy: Essays in Honour of Trichur S. Rukmani.  P. Pratap Kumar and J. Duquette, eds. New Delhi: DK Printworld, pp. 78-95 Article (pdf version)
163 2013 [Indian version of 162] “Eliminative Materialism, Eliminative Dualism and the Philosophy of Yoga” In Psychology and Psychoanalysis. Ed., Girishwar Mishra.  Volume XIII, Part 3.  History of Science, Philosophy and Culture.  General Editor: D. P. Chattopadhyaya. New Delhi: Munshiram Manoharlal, pp. 19-40.  Article
162 2013 “Materialism, Dualism and the Philosophy of Yoga” International Journal of Hindu Studies 17, 2: 183-221.  Springer Article (pdf version)
161 2012

 “Yoga’s ‘A-theistic’ Theism:” A New Way of Thinking About God”        

In Journal of Hindu-Christian Studies, Volume 25, Fall 2012: pp. 17-24

Article
160 2012

 “The Issue of Not Being Different Enough: Some Reflections on Rajiv Malhotra’s Being Different” 

In International Journal of Hindu Studies, 16, 3: 311-322

Article (pdf version)
159 2012 “Independent India (1947-)”

In Brill’s Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Vol. IV, Historical Perspectives, ed., Knut A. Jacobsen, Leiden: Brill, 2012. Pp. 121-135. 

Article (pdf version)
158 2012

“India’s Struggle to Tolerate the Intolerant: Some Problems with Proselytizing”

In Exemplar The Journal of South Asian Studies,Vol. One, No. 2, Fall 2012, 27-44

Article (pdf version)
157 2012 “Hindu Cosmogony/Cosmology,” In J. W. Haag, G. R. Peterson, and M. L. Spezio, eds., The Routledge Companion to Religion and Science. London: Routledge, 2012. Pp. 113-123. Article
156 2012 “Patanjala Yoga in Practice,” Iin David G. White, ed., Yoga in Practice. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2012. Pp. 73-96. Article
155 2011 “The Hedgehog and the Fox: Metaphors for the Intellectual Life of Gandhi and Tagore”

In Something Old, Something New: Rabindranath Tagore 150th Birth Anniversary Volume, edited by Pratapaditya Pal, Volume 62, No. 3 (Mumbai: The Marg Foundation, March 2011), pp. 96-107.

Article
154 2010 "Imagining India: An Odd Trilogy" In Marg: A Magazine of the Indian Arts,Volume 61, No. 4.Pp. 78-85. Article
153 2009 "What Yoga Is and What Yoga Is Not" In Some Responses to Classical Yoga in the Modern Period (Gol Park, Kolkata: Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture, National Seminar, January 2009, Presidential Address, pp. 348-359 Article
152 2009 "Hinduism in India and America" In J. Neusner, ed.,World Religions in America(Louisville: Westminster John Knox Press, 2009), pp. 179-198 Chapter
151 2009 "Differentiating the Concepts of"yoga" and "tantra" in Sanskrit Literary History" Journal of the American Oriental Society(JAOS), 129.3 (2009), 487-498 Review Article (pdf version)
150 2009 "Eliminative Materialism, Eliminative Dualism and the Philosophy of Yoga" InPhilosophy, Psychology and Science in India, edited by Girishwar Misra, Government of India Volume Article
149 2009 "The Defeat of the Gods and the Victory of the Goddess: The Divine Feminine in Indic Spirituality" In P. Pal, ed.,Goddess Durga: The Power and the Glory(Mumbai: Marg Publications, 2009), pp. 22-37 Article
148 2009 Viewpoint: "The Clash Within, The HindusandInvading the Sacred" Journal of Hindu-Christian Studies, Volume 22, 2009, pp. 39-45 Article
147 2009 "The Unique Notion of "Consciousness"۪ in Classical Yoga Philosophy and Its Relevance for Scientific Cosmology and Cognitive Science" Journal of Indian Philosophy and Religion, Volume 13, October (2008), 1-19 Article
146 2009 Review of Yoga: The Indian Tradition, edited by I. Whicher and D. Carpenter, RoutledgeCurzon Press, 2003 Journal of the American Oriental Society128.l (2008), pp. 152-154 Review
145 2009 Review of D. G. White'sKiss of the Yogini: "Tantric Sex" in South Asian Contexts, University of Chicago Press, 2003 Journal of the American Oriental Society128.1 (2008), pp. 154-157 Review
144 2009 "Secularism in Indian Law" The Oxford International Encyclopedia of Legal History, edited by Stanley N. Katz.New York and Oxford, Oxford University Press, Volume 5, pp. 208-209 Article
143 2008 Theory and Practice of Yoga: Essays in Honour of Gerald James Larson paperback edition of item 137 above"paperback edition of the Brill hardcover published by Motilal Banarsidass, Delhi, 2008 Festschrift
142 2008 Yoga: India's Philosophy of Meditation Volume XII,Encyclopedia of Indian Philosophies, Co-edited with Ram Shankar Bhattacharya, General Editor, Karl H. Potter.Delhi: Motilal Banarsidass, 2008.784pp. Book (Co-Editor)
141 2008 "The Notion of 'God' in Yoga Philosophy: A New Approach to 'Worship' and 'Prayer'" inBulletin,The Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture, Vol. LIX, No. 2, pp. 74-83 Article
140 2007 "Nagas, Monks, Tantriks, and Poets: The Intellectual and Religious Foundations for the Arts of Kashmir in the Ancient Period (300-1400)" in The Arts of Kashmir, edited by Pratapaditya Pal, Asia Society, 2007, pp. 32-43 Article
139 2007 "Scholarship on Religion and Communities of Faith" (corrected version) in Journal of Hindu-Christian Studies, Volume 20, 2007, pp. 30-34 Article Reprint
138 2006 "Scholarship on Religion and Communities of Faith" inJournal of Hindu-Christian Studies, Volume 19, 2006, pp. 12-16 Article
137 2005 Theory and Practice of Yoga: Essays in Honour of Gerald James Larson Knut A. Jacobsen, ed., Leiden, E.J. Brill, 2005 Festschrift(book)
136 2005 "Mysticism in Hindu and Christian Spirituality" in Bulletin, The Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture, Kolkata, Volume LVI, Nos. 9 and 10, September and October, 2005, pp. 413-418 and 479-485 Article
135 2005 "A Magadha Tale and Some Reflections on the Many-sidedness of the Mahabharata" in T.S. Rukmani, ed., The Mahabharata:What Is Not Here is Nowhere Else, New Delhi, Munshiram Manoharlal, pp. 79-89 Article
134 2004 "The Aesthetic Ascetic: Abhinavagupta's Perspective on Poetry, Religion and Visual Art" in Marg, a Magazine of the Arts, Volume 56, No. 2, December 2004, 54-61. Article
133 2004 "The Notion of 'Consciousness' as 'Witness' in Indian Philosophy and Modern Science," in Life, Mind and Consciousness, Gol Park, Kolkata, The Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture, 2004, pp. 395-409 Article
132 2004 "'A Beautiful Sunset...Mistaken for a Dawn': Some Reflections on Religious Studies, India Studies and the Modern University" inJournal of the American Academy of Religion, Vol. 72, No. 4, December 2004, 1003-1019 Article
131 2004 "Emotional Intelligence: Its Concept and Prospects" in Bulletin of the Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture, Vol. LV, Nos. 10 and 11, 474-477 and 517-521 Article
130 2003 "World View in Samkhya and Modern Science" in Bulletin of the Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture, Vol. LIV, No. 11, 506-517 Article
129 2003 "Some New Perspectives on Karma and Rebirth" in Bulletin of the Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture, Vol. LIV, No. 6, June 2003, 251-261 Article
128 2003 "Perspectives on the Harmony of Religions" in Bulletin of the Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture, Vol. LIV, No. 5, May 2003, 205-214 Article
127 2003 "The Anthropic Principle: Life, Cosmos and Consciousness" in Philosophy and Science: An Exploratory Approach to Consciousness(Papers from the International Seminar at the Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture, Kolkata, India, February 8-9, 2002 (Kolkata: Rama Art Press, 2003, pp. 173-188 Article
126 2003 " '...Unsinkable to the Very End' " in The Vedanta Kesari, September 2003, pp. 352-354 Review Article
125 2003 "Nuclearization of the South Asian Region: Interactions between Pakistan and India" in Anna Lannstrom, ed.,Promise and Peril: The Paradox of Religion as Resource and Threat(Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press, 2003, pp. 37-58 Article
124 2002 "Samkhya Philosophy's Relevance for Modern Science, I and II" in Bulletin of the Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture, April and May, 2002, Volume LIII, Nos. 4 and 5, pp. 148-151 and pp. 198-202 Article
123 2002 "South Asia on theThreshold of Catastrophe" Asian Studies Newsletter of the Association for Asian Studies, Viewpoints section, Spring 2002, pp. 13-15 [shorter version of the same piece appeared as a guest editorial in the local newspaper, The Herald Times, Bloomington, Indiana, also in spring 2002] Article
122 2002 Religion and Personal Law in Secular India: A Call to Judgment Delhi: Social Science Press, 2001-2002"Indian edition of the Indiana University Press edition published in 2001 Book,editor
121 2001 "Religion as Understood in Hindu Culture and the West"I and II" in Bulletin of the Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture, Volume LII, Nos. 5 and 6, May and June, pp. 191-195 and pp. 236-239 Article
120 2001 Religion and Personal Law in Secular India: A Call to Judgment Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2001, 362 pp. Book,editor
119 2000 Review of Ian Whicher'sThe Integrity of the Yoga Darsana, SUNY Press 1998 in the International Journal of Hindu Studies, November/December 2000 Review
118 2000 Review of J. I. Cabezon's Scholasticism: Cross-Cultural and Comparative Perspectives, SUNY Press, 1998 in Journal of the American Academy of Religion, Spring 2000, 68/1, 157-160 Review
117 2000 "Passage to India: Emperors, Gurus and Gods" " A Core Introductory Course on the Cultures and Civilizations of India on CD-ROM with accompanying Reader India Studies Program, Indiana University, Bloomington, copyright 2000 CD-ROMand Reader(draft version)
116 2000 "Classical Yoga Philosophy and Some Issues in the Philosophy of Mind" in J. L. Shaw, ed.,Concepts of Knowledge: East and West. Calcutta: The Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture, 2000, pp. 132-151"reprint of item 82 above Article(reprint)
115 2000 "The Role of Indian Philosophy in the Next Millennium" in Bulletinof the Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture, Vol. 61, December 2000 Article
114 2000 "Relevance of Vedanta in the Next Millennium, I and II" in Bulletin of the Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture, June 2000 and July 2000, Vol. 61, Nos. 6 and 7, 251-257 and 305-310 respectively Article
113 2000 "The 'Tradition Text' in Indian Philosophy for Doing History of Philosophy in India" in Roger T. Ames, ed.,The Aesthetic Turn: Reading Eliot Deutsch on Comparative Philosophy. Chicago: Open Court, 2000, pp. 59-69 Article
112 1999 Reviewof Outside the Fold: Conversion, Modernity and Belief, by Gauri Viswanathan, Princeton University Press, 1998 in American Journal of Sociology, November 1999 Review
111 1999 "A Dangerous Time for India" in The Global Connection, Volume 6, Issue 4, pp. 14-15 Article
110 1999 "Terrorists, Mystics and Evangelists: Assessing the Competing Claim of Religion," inThe Future of Religion: Postmodern Perspectives, Essays in Honour of Ninian Smart, edited by C. Lamb and D. Cohn-Sherbok London: Middlesex University Press, pp. 41-51 Article
109 1999 Review of L. S. Rouner, ed.,The Longing for Home.South Bend: University of Notre Dame Press, 1996 The Journal of Religion, Vol. 79, No. 2,April 1999, pp. 336-337 Review
108 1999 Review of Guy L. Beck'sSonic Theology: Hinduism and Sacred Sound.Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 1993 Religious Studies Review, Volume 25, No. 1, January 1999, p. 118 Review
107 1999 Review of M.E. Marty and R.S. Appleby, eds.,Religion, Ethnicity, and Self-Identity: Nations in Turmoil.Hanover: New Hampshire University Press, 1997 Religious Studies Review, Volume 25, No. 1, January 1999, p. 49 Review
106 1999 "Swami Vivekananda and Universal Religion in Theory and Practice:""(1) The Problem of Religion""(2) The Promise of Religion" Bulletin of the Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture, L, No. 7-8, July-August, pp. 273-280 and 326-332 Articles
105 1999 "Classical Yoga as Neo-Samkhya: A Chapter in the History of Indian Philosophy" Asiatisches Studien/Etudes asiatiques,LIII, 3, pp. 723-732 Article
104 1998 Review of Harsha V. Dehejia'sParvatidarpana: An Exposition of Kasmir Saivism (Delhi: Motilal Banarsidass, 1997) in Marg(Journal for the National Centre for the Performing Arts, Mumbai, India), December, 1998, pp. 118-119 Review
103 1998 "Polymorphic Sexuality, Homoeroticism, and the Study of Religion Revisited: A Rejoinder" Journal of the American Academy of Religion, Volume 66, No. 3, 637-639 Rejoinder Article
102 1998 Classical Samkhya: An Interpretation of its History and Meaning Delhi: Motilal Banarsidass, new hard cover and paperback reprint of Second Revised Edition, 1998 Book (reprint)
101 1998 "Indian Philosophy: Its Relevance Today" Bulletin of the Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture, Vol. XLIX, No. 7, July 1998, pp. 310-317 Article
100 1998 Review of T. V. Sathyamurthy, ed.,Region, Religion, Caste, Gender and Culture in Contemporary India in American Journal of Sociology, March 1998 Review
99 1997 Review of W. H. Mcleod'sGuru Nanak and the Sikh Religion in Religious Studies Review, 1997 Short Review
98 1997 Review of Sudhir Kakar'sThe Colors of Violence in Religious Studies Review, 1997 Short Review
97 1997 Review of V. Dalmia and H. von Stieterkron'sRepresenting Hinduism in nternational Journal of Hindu Studies, Vol. 1, No. 2, August 1997 Review
96 1997 India's Agony Over Religion Oxford University Press, Delhi Book Edition of 1995 SUNY book)
95 1997 Changing Myths and Images: Twentieth Century Popular Art in India Indiana University Art Museum and the Indiana University India Studies Program ArtCatalogue, co-edited with P. Pal
94 1997 "A Postmodernist Perspective on India's Popular Art" in Changing Myths and Images: Twentieth-Century Popular Art in India Article
93 1997 "Polymorphic Sexuality, Homoeroticism and the Study of Religion" Journal of the American Academy of Religion,Vol. 65, No. 3, Fall 1997, 655-665 Review Article
92 1997 "India's Contribution to World Philosophy" in Bulletinof the Ramakrishna Institute of Culture, Vol. XLVIII, No. 12, December 1997, pp. 555-564 Article
91 1997 "Indian Conceptions of Reality and Divinity," in A Companion to World Philosophies, edited by E. Deutsch and R. Bontekoe.Oxford: Blackwell Publishers Ltd., 1997, pp. 248-258 Article
90 1997 FOREWORD to Meditation Revolution, edited by Douglas Renfrew Brooks and Paul Muller-Ortega, South Fallsburg, New York: Agama press, 1997, pp. xiii-xv. Foreword
89 1997 Review of S. N. Balagangadhara'sThe Heathen in His Blindness in Philosophy East and West, Vol. 47, No. 3, July 1997, 433-435 Review
88 1997 Review of K. Mishra'sKashmir Saivism: The Central Philosophy of Tantrism in Philosophy East and West, Vol. 47, No. 2, April 1997, 259-263 Review
87 1997 Review of P. Bilimoria'sSabdapramana: Word and Knowledge in Philosophy East and West, Vol. 47, No. l, January 1997, 84-86 Review
86 1996 "Contra Pluralism" in The Intercultural Challenge of Raimon Panikkar,edited by Joseph Prabhu, essays in honor of Raimon Panikkar, Maryknoll, New York: Orbis Press, 1996, pp. 71-87 Article (reprint of item 66 above)
85 1996 "India's Waking to Life and Freedom in the Midnight of a Thousand Suns" Occasional Paper Series, No. 1, India Studies Program, Indiana University Office of Publications, Tagore Inaugural Lecture, 17 pp. Article
84 1996 "India's Agony Over Religion" in The Sum of Our Choices,edited by Arvind Sharma, Volume 4, McGill Studies in Religion, Essays in Honor of Eric J. Sharpe, Scholars Press, 1996, pp. 193-211 Article
83 1996 "Religions, People and Peanuts: A Response to Raimon Panikkar" Soundings: An Interdisciplinary Journal, VolumeLXXIX, No. 1-2, Spring/Summer 1996 Article
82 1995 "Classical Yoga Philosophy and Some Issues in the Philosophy of Mind" Religious Studies, Volumes 13-14, No. l, April 1995, 36-51 Article
81 1995 "Religion in Modern India: Searching for a New Beginning, Parts I and II" Bulletin of the Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture, Volume XLVI No. 8 and No. 9, August and September 1995, 309-319 and 365-372. Articles
80 1995 India's Agony Over Religion State University of New York Press, 1995, 393pp. Book
79 1994 "Are Jains Really Hindus? Some Parallels and Differences between Jain and Hindu Philosophies" The Peaceful Liberators: Jain Art from India.Edited by Pratapaditya Pal.Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1994, pp. 57-61 Article
78 1994 "Is South Asian yoga'Philosophy,' 'Religion,' Both or Neither?" In U. Bianchi, et al., eds.,Proceedings of the XVIth Congress of the International Assn. of the History of Religions,Rome, 1990."L'ERMA" di BRETSCHNEIDER, pp. 261-270 Article
77 1994 "Hinduism in the World and in Today's America" In Jacob Neusner, ed.,World Religions in Today's America," Louisville: Westminster and John Knox Press, 1994, pp. l77-202 Chapter
76 l993 "Ayurveda and the Hindu Philosophical Systems" In T. P. Kasulis, R. T. Ames and W. Dissanayake, eds.,Self as Body in Asian Theory and Practice.SUNY Press, l993, pp. 103-121. Article (Reprint)
75 l993 "Conceptual Resources in South Asia for Environmental Ethics" In S. J. Armstrong and R. G. Botzler, eds.,Environmental Ethics: Divergence and Convergence.McGraw-Hill, l993, pp. 545-552 Article (Reprint)
74 1993 "Discourse about 'Religion' in Colonial and Postcolonial India" In N. Smart and S. Thakur, eds.,Dilemmas of Modern India, London: Macmillan, 1993, pp. 181-193 Article
73 1993 "The trimurti of smrtiin Classical Indian Thought" Philosophy East and West, Vol. 43 No. 3, July 1993: 373-388 Article
72 l993 "Sartre's Critique of Dialectical Reasonand the Study of Religion" In Eileen Leonard, Herman Strasser, and Kenneth Westhues, eds.,In Search of Community:Essays in Memory of Werner Stark 1909-1985,New York: Fordham University Press, 1993, pp. 204-219 Article
7l. 1992 "Mandal, Mandir, Masjid: The Citizen as Endangered Species in Independent India" In R.D. Baird, ed.,Religion and Law in Independent India, Delhi: Manohar, 1992 Article
70 l992 "K.C. Bhattacharya and the Plurality of Purusa-s (purusabahutva)in Samkhya" Journal of the Indian Council for Philosophical Research, Vol. X, No. 1, 1992: 93-104 Article
69 1991 Review of Moin Shakir, ed.,Religion, State and Politics in India South Asia in Review, Vol. 15, No. 1 Review
68 1991 Review of T.S. Rukmani's four-volume translation ofYogavarttika of Vij̱anabhiksiu Journal of Indian Philosophy, Vol. 19, 219-225, 1991 Review
67 1990 "The Rope of Violence and the Snake of Peace: Conflict and Harmony in Classical India" In Leroy S. Rouner, ed.,Celebrating Peace,University of Notre Dame Press,Notre Dame, Indiana, 1990,pp. 135-146 Article
66 1990 "Contra Pluralism" Soundings: An Interdisciplinary Journal, Vol LXXIII, No 2-3, Summer/Fall 1990, 303-326 Article
65 1990 "India through Hindu Categories: A Samkhya Response" Contributions to Indian Sociology,Vol. 24, No. 2, July-Dec. 1990, 237-249 Article
64 1990 "Matter and Consciousness in Early Indian Philosophy" Bulletinof the Ramakrishna Institute of Culture, Vol XLI, Nos. 9 and 10, 1990, 210, 235-238 Article
63 1990 "Reason in Early Indian Philosophy" Bulletinof the Ramakrishna Institute of Culture, Vol. XLI, Nos. 8 and 9, 1990, 172-174, 206-210 Article
62 1989 "An Old Problem Revisited: The Relation between Samkhya, Yoga and Buddhism" Studien zur Indologie und Iranistik, Volume 15, fall 1989, Hamburg, Germany, 129-146 Article
61 1989 " 'Conceptual Resources' in South Asia for 'Environmental Ethics' " In J. B. Callicott and R. Ames, eds.,Nature in Asian Traditions of Thought:Essays in Environmental Philosophy, SUNY Press, 1989, pp. 267-77 Article(expanded version of earlier journal article, PE&W, Vol. 37, No. 2, 1987)
60 1989 "Some Notes on Religion and Politics in Contemporary India" Vidyajyoti Journal of Theological Reflection, Vol. 53, No. 2, 79-87 February 1989, Delhi, India Article
59 1988 "Revising Graduate Education" Appendix to special issue ofSoundings, see citation above, 415-420 Article(working paper for the Santa Barbara Colloquy)
58 1988 "An Introduction to the Santa Barbara Colloquy: Some Unresolved Questions" Special issue ofSoundings, see citation above, pp. 187-204 Article
57 1988 "The Santa Barbara Colloquy: Religion Within the Limits of Reason Alone" Special issue ofSoundings, An Interdisciplinary Journal, Summer/Fall 1988 (double issue), LXXI, No. 2-3, 420 pp.; co-edited with Ralph V. Norman Guest Co-editor of journal
56 1988 "Introduction:The 'Age-Old Distinction between the Same and the Other'" InInterpreting Across Boundaries,see citation above, pp. 3-18 Article
55 1988 Interpreting Across Boundaries: New Essays in Comparative Philosophy(co-edited with Eliot Deutsch) Princeton University Press, 1988, 316 pp. Book(co-editor)
54 1987 Samkhya:A DualistTradition in Indian Philosophy(Volume IV, Encyclopedia of Indian Philosophies, co-edited with Ram Shankar Bhattacharya; general editor:Karl H. Potter) Princeton University Press, 1987, 674 pp.; Indian edition by Motilal Banarsidass, Delhi, 1987 Book(co-editor)
53 1987 "The Heart of the Perfection of Wisdom is a Broken Heart" Himalayas at a Cross-Roads, edited by D. Shimkhada, Pasadena, Himalayan Arts Council, 1987, pp. 25-30 Article
52 1987 "Ayurveda and the Hindu Philosophical Systems" Philosophy East and West,Vol. 37, No. 3, (July 1987), 245-259 Article
51 1987 "Conceptual Resources in South Asia for 'Environmental Ethics' (or The Fly is Still Alive and Well in the Bottle)" Philosophy East and West, Vol. 37, No. 2, April 1987, 150-159 Article
50 1986 "Interpreting Across Boundaries: Some Preliminary Reflections" Philosophy East and West,Vol. 36, No. 2, April 1986, 131-142 Article
49 1984 "The Relation between 'action' and 'suffering' in Asian Philosophy" Philosophy East and West, Vol. 34, No. 4, October 1984, 351-356 Article
48 1984 "Thepratyaya-sargaor 'intellectual creation' in Classical Samkhya as Interpreted by theYuktidipika" Religion and Society in Ancient India(Sudhakar Chattopadhyaya Commemoration Volume), Roy and Choudhury, Calcutta, 1984, pp. 60-71 Article
47 1983 "The Song Celestial:Two Centuries of theBhagavad Gitain English" (invited reprint of 1981 Article) The Journal of Studies in the Bhagavad Gita, III, 1983, 1-55 ReprintArticle
46 1983 "An Eccentric Ghost in the Machine:Formal and Quantitative Aspects of the Samkhya-Yoga Dualism" Philosophy East and West, Vol. 33, No. 3, July 1983, 219-233 Article
45 1983 "McClain's Mathematical Acoustics and Classical Samkhya Philosophy" Journal of Social and Biological Structures, 1983,6,161-167 Article
44 1981 "The Song Celestial:Two Centuries of theBhagavad Gitain English" Philosophy East and West, Vol. 31, No. 4, October 1981, 513-541 Feature Review Article
43 1981 "The Cobra's Shining Scales" Religion(1981), 11, 75-82 Review Article
42 1981 "The Potential and Future of Religion at UCSB" The NICM Journal,Spring 1981, Vol. 6, No. 2, 85-89 Article
41 1981 Article entries:"Ahamkara," "Asana," "Dhyana," "Guna," "Haha Yoga," "Isvara," "Pata̱jali," "Prakrti," "Pranayama," "Purusa," "Samkhya" and "Yoga" Abingdon Dictionary of Living Religions, K. Crim, editor, L.D. Shinn and R. A. Bullard, assoc. eds., Nashville: Abingdon Press, 1981 (pp. 14, 64-65,222-223, 286, 296, 367, 561,575, 589,648-650, 813-817) Dictionary Articles
40 1980 "The Format of Technical Philosophical Writing in Ancient India:Inadequacies of Conventional Translations" Philosophy East and West,Vol. 30, No. 3, July 1980, 375-380 Article
39 1980 "Introduction:The Symbolism of the 'Motherhood of God' in Indic and Christian Culture" Introductory essay to the exhibition catalog, cited above Article
38 1980 In Her Image:The Great Goddess in Indian Asia and the Madonna in Christian Culture(co-authored with P. Pal and R. Gowen) Regents of the Univ. of California, the National Endowment for the Arts and the UCSB Art Museum Art Catalog (editor)
37 1980 "Karma as a 'Sociology of Knowledge' or 'Social Psychology' of Process/Praxis" In Karma and Rebirth in Classical Indian Traditions, edited by Wendy D. O'Flaherty, University of California Press, 303-316 Article
36 1979 Classical Samkhya:An Interpretation of Its History and Meaning Motilal Banarsidass, Delhi; and Ross-Erikson Publishers, Santa Barbara (Second revised edition) (new material = pp. 63-70, 209-247, 255-291) Book
35 1978 "Prolegomenon to a Theory of Religion" Journal of the American Academy of Religion,Vol. XLVI, No. 4, December 1978, 443-463 Article
34 1978 Review of S. Basu'sModern Indian Mysticism, 3 volumes Philosophy East and West, Vol. 28, No. 3, July 1978, 381-383 Review
33 1978 Review of Harsh Narain'sEvolution of the Nyaya-VaiSesikaCategoriology Philosophy East and West,Vol. 28, No. 3, July 1978, 383-385 Review
32 1978 Review of L. N. Sharma'sKashmir Saivism Philosophy East and West, Vol. 28, No. 2, April 1978, 239-241 Review
31 1978 Review of G. Koelmann'sPata̱jala Yoga Philosophy East and West, Vol. 28, No. 2, April 1978, 236-239 Review
30 1977 "The Aesthetic and the Religious in Hindu Spirituality:The Dance of Shiva" Prabuddha Dharma, Vedanta Quarterly, Fall 1977 Article
29 1977 "Modernization and Religious Legitimation in India:1835-1885" InReligion and the Legitimation ofPower,edited by B. Smith, E.J. Brill, Leiden, 1977 Article
28 1976 "The Aesthetic (rasasvada) and the Religious (brahmasvada) in Abhinavagupta's Kashmir Saivism" Philosophy East and West, Vol. 26, No. 4, October 1976, 371-387 Article
27 1976 Review of Paul Brass'Language, Religion and Politics in North India Journal of the American Academy ofReligion, Vol. XLIV, No. 1, March 1976, 174 Review
26 1976 Review of Andre Padoux'sRecherches sur la Symbolique et l'energie de la Parole dans certains textes tantriques Indo-Iranian Journal, Vol. XVIII, Nos. 3/4, November/December 1976, 290-291 Review
25 1975 Editorial Advisor to Hajime Nakamura for his book,Parallel Developments in Eastern and Western Thought Kodansha Ltd., Tokyo and New York, 1975 Editorial Advisor
24 1975 "TheBhagavad Gitaas Cross-Cultural Process:Toward an Analysis of the Social Locations of a Religious Text" Journal of the American Academy ofReligion, Vol. XLIII, No. 4, December 1975, 651-669 Article
23 1975 Review of G. Dumezil'sFrom Myth to Fiction Journal of the American Academy of Religion,Vol. XLIII, No. 4, December 1975, 834 Review
22 1975 Review of A. Stanford'sThe Bhagavad Gita Journal of the American Academy ofReligion, Vol. XLIII, No. 2, supplement June 1975, 351-352 Review
21 1975 "The Notion ofsatkaryain Samkhya:Toward a Philosophical Reconstruction" Philosophy East and West, Vol. 25 No. 1, January 1975, 31-40 Article
20 1974 The Secular and Sacred in Indian Art,co-edited by Pratapaditya Pal and Gerald J. Larson Catalog for exhibition organized by the Dept. of Religious Studies and presented in the Art Galleries, UC Santa Barbara, June 26-August 25, l974 Foreword and co-editor
19 1974 "The Study of Mythology and Comparative Mythology" InMyth and Indo-EuropeanAntiquity, (see above) Article
18 1974 Myth in Indo-European Antiquity, University of California Press, Berkeley and Los Angeles, 1974 (Editor) editor and contributor Book
17 1974 "Yoga" InWorld Book Encyclopedia, current edition Article
16 1974 "The Sources forSaktiin Abhinavagupta's Kashmir Saivism" Philosophy East and West, Vol. 24, No. 1, January 1974, 41-56 Article
15 1973 "A Possible Mystical Interpretation ofahamkaraand thetanmatra-s in the Samkhya" In Arabinda Basu, ed.,Sri Aurobindo:A Garland of Tributes, Pondicherry:Aurobindo Research Academy, 1973, 79-87 Article
14 1973 Coordinator for Articles on "Philosophy and Revolution" Philosophy East and West,Vol. 23, No. 3, July 1973, 283-341 Coordinator
13 1973 "Revolutionary Praxis and Comparative Philosophy" Philosophy East and West,, Vol. 23, No. 3, July 1973, 333-341 Article
12 1973 "Mystical Man in India" Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, Vol. 12, No. 1, March 1973 1-16 Article
11 1972 "Thetrimurtiofdharmain Indian Thought:Paradox or Contradiction" Philosophy East and West, Vol. XXII,No. 2, April 1972, 145-153 Article
10 1971 Review of Chakravarti'sPhilosophical Foundations of Bengal Vaisinavism Philosophy East and West, Vol. XXI, No. 2, April 1971, 227-228 Review
9 1970 "A New Alexandrianism" Journal for the Scientific Study ofReligion, Vol. 9, No. 3, Fall 1970, 253-255 Review Article
8 1970 "Demythologization and the History of Religions" Bharati,Bulletin of Indological Studies, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, Nos. 12-14 (1968-71), pp. 44-63 Article
7 1969 Review of A. K. Reischauer'sMeaning and Truth of Religion Journal of the American Academy ofReligion, Vol. XXXVII, No. 3, Sept. 1969, 288-292 Review
6 1969 Review of J. M. Kitagawa, ed.,History of Religions Journal for the Scientific StudyofReligion,Vol. VIII,No. 1, Spring 1969, 187-190 ReviewArticle
5 1969 Classical Samkhya:An Interpretation of its History and Meaning Motilal Banarsidass, Delhi, Spring 1969, 330 pp. Book
4 1969 "Classical Samkhya and the Phenomenological Ontology of Jean-Paul Sartre" Philosophy East and West, Vol. 19, No. 1, January 1969, 45-58 Article
3 1968 Review of J.J. Bachofen'sMyth, Religion and Mother Right Union Seminary Quarterly ReviewXXIV, No. 3, Spring 1968, 298-299 Review
2 1968 Review of F.J. Streng'sEmptiness Union Seminary Quarterly Review,XXIV, No. 2, Winter 1968, 209-210 Review
1 1968 Review of Eliade'sFrom Primitives to Zen Union Seminary Quarterly Review,XXIV, No. 2, Winter 1968, 208-209 Review

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In Press  2012 “Yoga’s Theism: A Unique Answer to the Never-Ending Problem of God in Comparative Philosophy of Religion.” Forthcoming in “Essays in Indian Philosophy, T. S. Rukmani Felicitation Volume,” edited by P. P. Kumar. Delhi: DK Printworld, expected 2013.

 

 
In Press  2012 “The End of Sacrifice and the Absence of ‘Religion.” Forthcoming in Stockholm Studies in Comparative Religion, expected 2013.