Editorial Team


Lecturer, Department of Asian Studies (Sanskrit), Edinburgh University (2002--2004); Research Assistant, Department of the Study of Religions, School of Oriental and African Studies, London (2004--2007); Translator and Editor, Clay Sanskrit Library, Wolfson College, Oxford (2007--2008); Research Assistant, Department of Religious and Theological Studies, Cardiff University (2008--2012); Lecturer, Department of Religious and Theological Studies, Cardiff University (2012--2013); Reader, Department of Religious and Theological Studies, Cardiff University (since 2013)

Dermot Killingley studied Latin, Greek and Sanskrit in Merton College, Oxford from 1955 to 1959, and Middle Iranian languages in the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, from 1959 to 1961. He returned to SOAS in 1968 to study Indian philosophy. He taught in the Department of Indian Studies, University of Malaya, from 1961 to 1968, in the Department of Religious Studies, Newcastle University, from 1970 to 2000, when he retired as Reader in Hindu Studies. In 2008 he taught in the University of Vienna as Visiting Professor. He is now joint editor (with Simon Brodbeck and Anna King) of Religions of South Asia (RoSA). He has published research on aspects of ancient Indian thought, and on modern developments, particularly Rammohun Roy, Vivekananda and Radhakrishnan. His books include Rammohun Roy in Hindu and Christian Tradition, and a three-volume teaching course, Beginning Sanskrit.

Anna S. King is Reader in Theology and Religious Studies at the University of Winchester, and attached to the University of Winchester Centre of Religions for Reconciliation and Peace. She trained as a social anthropologist at the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, Oxford. She is the contributing editor with Professor John Brockington of The Intimate Other: Love Divine in Indic Religions (Delhi: OrientLongman, 2004), and contributing editor of Indian Religions: Renaissance and Renewal (London: Equinox, 2006). Anna has published in the areas of contemporary spirituality(ies), and global Hinduism and Islam. She has a long-standing interest in Vaishnavism and ISKCON and has two articles, ‘For Love of Krishna’, and ‘Thealogising Radha’, in The Hare Krishna Movement: Forty Years of Chant and Change (ed. Graham Dwyer and Richard J. Cole; London and New York: I. B. Tauris: 134–67, 193–29). Recent articles on ISKCON include ‘Vedic Science and Modern Science’; ‘Krishna’s Cows: ISKCON’s Animal Theology and Practice’, and ‘Krishna’s Prasadam: “Eating our Way back to Godhead”’. Anna was consultant to the 2012 ethnographic film LEAP directed by the Finnish director, Jouko Aaltonen. She is Convenor of the annual Spalding Symposium on Indian Religions, and founder and joint editor of Religions of South Asia (RoSA).

Book Review Editor

Is a Research Officer at Inform since 2002. She is also an Associate Lecturer for the Open University in the East of England and has lectured in the field of new and alternative religious at Kingston University. Her PhD research at the University of Cambridge explored the popularization and development of yoga and Ayurvedic medicine in Britain. She continues to be active in research networks in this area (see www.modernyogaresearch.org). She has a MSc in Religion in Contemporary Society from the LSE and a BA in Religion from Amherst College, USA. Suzanne has published articles in edited books, the Journal of Contemporary Religion, Religion Compass and Asian Medicine.

Editorial Board

  • Peter Fluegel, School of Oriental and African Studies, United Kingdom
  • David Gellner, All Souls College, Oxford University, United Kingdom
  • Richard Gombrich, University of Oxford / Oxford Centre for Buddhist Studies, United Kingdom
  • Madhu Kishwar, Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, Delhi, India
  • Kim Knott, Lancaster University, United Kingdom
  • Karel Werner, School of Oriental and African Studies, United Kingdom