Publications:

Immortality and Illness in the Netra Tantra: A study of mantra, maṇḍala, and ritual. Oxford University Press — forthcoming

“The Alchemical Laboratory” in The Alchemy Reader. Ed. Dagmar Wujastyk — forthcoming

“Sexual and Reproductive Health” in The Alchemy Reader. Ed. Dagmar Wujastyk — forthcoming

“Alchemical Instruments” in The Alchemy Reader. Ed. Dagmar Wujastyk — forthcoming

Kaula” in Encyclopedia of Indian Religion: Hinduism and Tribal Religions. Springer — 2019

Pratyabhijñā ” in Encyclopedia of Indian Religion: Hinduism and Tribal Religions. Springer — 2018

Why was BJP’s Ram Madhav stunned to hear that Nalanda had ‘Politics of Yoga’ taught by a foreigner? Scroll.in — 2017

Review: Religion, Devotion and Medicine in North India: The Healing Power of Śītala. International Journal of Hindu Studies, Volume 21, p. 250-251 — 2017

Review: Tantric Traditions in Transmission and Translation. Reading Religion. — 2016

Non-dual Śaiva Tantra.” Database of Religious History. University of British Columbia — 2016

Studying Sanskrit. The World in Words (syndicated radio broadcast), Public Radio International — 2015

WikiHistories/Hindi.” Summer History Fellows, Wikimedia Foundation — 2011

Om My Guru: Two authors trace the roots of yoga in the West. The Weekly Alibi, Albuquerque, NM — 2010

 

Conference papers:

“Alchemy Reader”. Untangling Traditions. June 2020

Chommakā in the Svacchandatantra: identifying practitioners. American” Academy of Religion Annual Meeting. Boston, MA, USA — November 2020 (postponed to 2021 due to Covid-19)

“Sexual and Reproductive Health in Alchemy: gender, fertility, and illness”. Untangling Traditions: Yoga, Ayurveda and Alchemy. Vienna, Austria — May 2020 (postponed to 2021 due to Covid-19)

Water as Elixir of Longevity: a rasāyana practice from the Ānandadanda. American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting. San Diego, CA, USA — November 2019

Femininities and Masculinities in Medieval South Asia: translation and terminology in an intersectional world — Intersections of Gender Conference. Edmonton, AB, Canada — October 2019

Alchemical Spaces: Rasamañjarī chapter nine. Society for Tantric Studies. Flagstaff, AZ, USA — September 2019

Encoding the mṛtyuñjaya mantra: sound, script, and physicality. American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting. Denver, CO, USA — November 2018

Yoga and Politics in Indian Discourse, Annual Conference on South Asia. Madison, WI, USA — October 2018

Imagining the Protector: iconography of the divine in the Netra Tantra, World Sanskrit Conference. Vancouver, BC, Canada — July 2018

Cosmic Cartography: Mapping tattva on the body, Society for Tantric Studies. Flagstaff, AZ, USA — September 2016

Controlling Death to Control Perceptions: understanding how Kashmir Śaiva death rituals lead to social influence. American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting. Atlanta, GA, USA — November 2015

Bridging the World: chommakā and Dreams as gateways into the sacred. World Sanskrit Conference. Bangkok, Thailand — July 2015

Secret Terminology in Kashmir Śaiva literature: chommakā in the Svacchanda Tantra. International Indological Graduate Research Symposium — Hamburg, Germany — October 2014

 

Media Outreach:

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Interviewee. Sutras (and stuff), episode 3. “Contagion” — April, 2020

Interviewee. News From Nowhere Podcast, episode 68. “The Kashmir Blackout” — August 13, 2019

Interviewee. News From Nowhere Podcast, episode 35. “Wild, Wild Gaze” — April 1, 2018

Interviewee: Scroll, “‘It is a closed place’: Why students are quitting Nalanda University” — October 29, 2017

Interviewee. The Telegraph, “Nalanda threat to ex-teacher” — October 7, 2017

Interviewee. The Telegraph, “Nalanda axes yoga course” — September 9, 2017

Interviewee. The Caravan, “My Discussion of Yoga Was Threatening to Its RSS-Linked Administration” — September 19, 2017