Andrew J. Nicholson is Assistant Professor of Hinduism and Indian Intellectual History at the State University of New York, Stony Brook. His primary area of research is Indian philosophy and intellectual history, most recently focusing on medieval Vedanta and theistic yoga philosophies, and their influence on modern India and Europe. His book, Unifying Hinduism: Philosophy and Identity in Indian Intellectual History was published in 2010 by Columbia University Press. Professor Nicholson’s next book is Isvara Gita: The Secret Yoga of Lord Siva, a translation of an 8th century Sanskrit text. He holds degrees in Religious Studies (M.A., University of Chicago), Philosophy (M.A., DePaul University), and South Asian Languages and Civilizations (Ph.D., University of Chicago). He is currently co-director of the American Academy of Religion’s Yoga in Theory and Practice Consultation, an associate of the Columbia University Seminar on South Asia, and a trustee of the American Institute of Indian Studies.
(2011). Unifying Hinduism: Philosophy and Identity in Medieval India. Delhi: Permanent Black.
(2010a). Unifying Hinduism: Philosophy and Identity in Medieval India. New York: Columbia University Press, South Asia Across the Disciplines Series.
(2010b). Review of David Gordon White (2009). Sinister Yogis. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. Pp. xxii + 352. Journal of the American Oriental Society 130(2): 277-279. Read this review here.
(2008a). Review of Stuart Ray Sarbacker (2005). Samādhi: The Numinous and Cessative in Indo-Tibetan Yoga. Albany: SUNY Press. Pp. xi + 189. Philosophy East and West 58(4): 157-159.
(2008b). Review of Douglas L. Berger (2004). The “Veil of Māyā:” Schopenhauer’s System and Early Indian Thought. Binghamton: Global Academic Publishing. Pp. xxlv + 319. Religious Studies Review 34(2): 123-124.
(2007). Reconciling Dualism and Non-Dualism: Three Arguments in Vijñānabhikṣu’s Bhedābheda Vedānta. Journal of Indian Philosophy, 35(3): 371-403.
(2006). Bhedābheda Vedānta. In Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
(2005). Vijñānabhikṣu’s Yoga: A Note on Doctrine and Identity in Late Medieval India. Journal of Vaishnava Studies, 14(1): 43-63.
(2004). Review of Roger-Pol Droit (2003). The Cult of Nothingness: The Philosophers and the Buddha. Chapel Hill: UNC Press. Pp. xii + 263. Philosophy East and West 54(4): 578-580.
(2003a). Review of Francis X. Clooney (2001). Hindu God, Christian God: How Reason Helps Break Down the Boundaries Between Religions. New York: Oxford University Press. Pp. x + 209. Philosophy East and West 53(4): 599-601.
(2003b). Review of Laurie L. Patton, ed. (2003). Jewels of Authority: Women and Textual Tradition in Hindu India. New York: Oxford University Press. Pp. xxii + 228. University of Chicago South Asia Newsletter 27(1): 8-9.