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Anna S. King [+-]
University of Winchester
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).
Dermot Killingley
University of Newcastle
Simon Brodbeck
Cardiff University

Book Review Editor

Suzanne Newcombe [+-]
Inform and The Open University
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.

About the Journal

Religions of South Asia is a development of the work of the Spalding Symposium on Indian Religions which has been meeting annually since 1975 and is supported by the Spalding Trust. Learn more by visiting the homepage of The Spalding Symposium. RoSA publishes papers by internationally respected scholars on some of the most vibrant and dynamic religious traditions of the world. It includes the latest research on distinctively South Asian or Indic religions - Hindu, Jaina, Buddhist and Sikh - religions which continue to influence the patterns of thought and ways of life of millions of people. These are traditions which are integral not only to the development of the cultural identities of India and South Asia, but to those of many diaspora communities globally. The Journal also includes papers on those religions originating from outside the sub-continent - Christian, Jewish, Islamic and Zoroastrian traditions and newly emerging religions like the Baha'i tradition, which are developing a significant presence in South Asia. Papers are particularly welcomed that discuss the confluence of religious cultures and inter-cultural encounters.