Selected Publications

Selected publications since 2000

Open University Units

A217 Introducing religions
2005 Author of Hinduism Study Guide, Milton Keynes: The Open University, ISBN0 7492 9634 8, 161pp.

Open University audio-visual programmes

2001 ?In the presence of god and gurus? (30 mins.) AD317 Religion Today: Tradition, Modernity and Change (Academic consultant)

2005 Academic Consultant for Hinduism DVD bands (30 mins.) A217 Introducing Religions

Contributions to refereed journals since 2000

2004 ?Iconographic representations of renunciation and activism in the Ramakrishna Math and Mission and the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh? in Journal of Contemporary Religion vol.19, no.1, January, pp.47-66

2004 ?The early spread of Vedanta Societies: an example of ?imported localism?? in Numen Vol.51, No.3, pp.296-320

2006 ?Swami Vivekananda and the sangh parivar: convergent or divergent views on population, religion and national identity??in Postcolonial Studies Vol 9, No.2, pp.121-135

Contributions to edited volumes since 2000

2000 'Swami Akhandananda's sevavrata (vow of service) and the earliest expressions of service to humanity in the Ramakrishna Math and Mission' in A.Copley (ed.) Gurus and Their Followers OUP (India), pp.59-82
[reviewed by Amiya P.Sen in The Book Review (2000), April, pp.6-7]

2001 ?Introduction? in G.Beckerlegge (ed.) From Sacred text to Internet Ashgate in association with The Open University

2001 'Hindu Sacred Images for the Mass Market' in G.Beckerlegge (ed.) From Sacred text to Internet Ashgate in association with The Open University

2001 'Computer-Mediated Religion: Religion on the Internet at the end of the Twentieth Century' in G.Beckerlegge (ed.) From Sacred text to Internet Ashgate in association with The Open University

2003 'Saffron and seva: the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh?s appropriation of Swami Vivekananda? in A.Copley (ed.) Hinduism in Public and Private: Reform, Hindutva, Gender, Sampradaya OUP (India),

2004 ?The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh's "tradition of selfless service" ? in J.Zavos, A.Wyatt and V.Hewitt (eds.) The Politics of Cultural Mobilization in India OUP (India)

2004 ?The Hindu Renaissance and notions of universal religion? in J.Wolffe (ed.) Religion in History: Conflict, Conversion and Coexistence Manchester: Manchester University Press in association with The Open University, pp. 129-160

Books since 2000

2000 The Ramakrishna Mission: The Making of a Modern Hindu Movement New Delhi, OUP
[reviewed by Amiya P.Sen in The Book Review (2001), April, p.12; Smriti Srinivas in Journal of Contemporary Religion (2003) Vol. 18, No.2, pp.217-273]

2001 Editor of World Religions: The Reader (2nd. Rev. edn.) Routledge in association with The Open University

2001 Editor of From Sacred Text to Internet Ashgate in association with The Open University
[reviewed by Douglas E.Cowan in Journal of Contemporary Religion (2003) Vol.18, No.2, pp.263-265]

2006 Swami Vivekananda?s Legacy of Service: A Study of the Ramakrishna Math and Mission New Delhi: OUP, ISBN-13: 978-0-19-567388-3, pp.274.

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