April 1, 2017 at 10:30 pm

Gawande Speaker Series | Is Yoga Hindu? April 7

The Gawande Speaker Series presents “Is Yoga Hindu? A talk on the development of modern yoga”—a lecture by Andrew J. Nicholson on Friday, April 7, at 7 p.m. in Ellis 111.

Dr. Andrew J. Nicholson

Dr. Andrew J. Nicholson

Nicholson joined the State University of New York at Stony Brook faculty in 2006. He holds degrees in Religious Studies (M.A., University of Chicago), Philosophy (M.A., DePaul University), and South Asian Languages and Civilizations (Ph.D., University of Chicago). He also has studied Sanskrit, Hindi, Indian philosophy, and yoga with teachers in India. He is currently a member of the SUNY Press Editorial Board, an associate of the Columbia University Seminar on South Asia, and a trustee of the American Institute of Indian Studies.

Nicholson’s primary areas of research are Indian philosophy and intellectual history, most recently focusing on medieval Vedānta philosophy and its influence on ideas about Hinduism in modern Europe and India. His first book, Unifying Hinduism: Philosophy and Identity in Indian Intellectual History, won the American Academy of Religion’s Award for Best First Book in the History of Religions.

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