Prof. Gwilym Beckerlegge

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I studied religion at the Universities of Oxford and Lancaster where I developed a particular interest in the religions of South Asia and Japan from the nineteenth century to the present. My doctoral thesis examined continuity within the Ramakrishna Math and Mission with reference to the practice of seva, service to humanity.

For the 2006-2007 academic year, I shall be Visiting Professor of the Study of Religions at University College Cork (National University of Ireland). My main role will be to assist in developing a new undergraduate degree in the study of religions for the September 2007 intake. I hope shortly to have a link to a web page that will provide updates on this new development.

My permanent post is in the Department of Religious Studies, The Open University, UK.


Research interests:

i) The Hindu religious tradition from the nineteenth century to the present, with reference to the relationship between religion and social development and the Ramakrishna Math and Mission in particular

ii) Modern, popular Hindu iconography


Professor Gwilym Beckerlegge
College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences
University College Cork

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University College Cork

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