After degrees in the Study of Religions at King’s College, Cambridge and Wolfson College, Oxford, I did doctoral work at Queen’s College, Cambridge on the early modern Hindu thinker Rūpa Gosvāmin and the hermeneutic philosophy of Hans-Georg Gadamer, continuing to explore problems of selfhood and experience, truth and ontology, value and the Good across Indian and Western cultures. I also spend a large portion of my time in Asia and elsewhere, exploring other ways of seeing the world.
I teach on topics in Hinduism, Indian Philosophy, and the Study of Religion, including the Nature of Religion and Hinduism I and II.
My work explores philosophies of self and Being in Indian thought and also Post-Heideggerian philosophy; past books include Hindu Worldviews: Theories of Self, Ritual and Reality (Bloomsbury 2017), Categorisation in Indian Philosophy (Ashgate 2014), and Reality, Religion, and Passion (Lexington, 2008). Forthcoming books include Religion, Hinduism and the Sacred (Cambridge) as well as a philosophical exploration of the sublime in modern thought. I am also Managing Editor of the Journal of Hindu Studies (Oxford Journals), and an occasional contributor to BBC programmes.