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Moderated by Sheldon Pollock, Arvind Raghunathan Professor of South Asian Studies, MESAAS
Andrew J. Nicholson is Associate Professor at State University of New York at Stony Brook. He earned his PhD in South Asian Languages and Civilizations at Chicago. Nicholson’s primary area of research is 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 (2010) was part of the South Asia Across the Disciplines book series sponsored by the university presses at California, Chicago, and Columbia. In 2011, it won the American Academy of Religion’s Award for Best First Book in the History of Religions. His second book is Lord Śiva’s Song: The Īśvara Gītā (2014).