Prof. Gudrun Bühnemann

Gudrun Bühnemann is Professor of Sanskrit and South Asian Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Vienna in 1980. Her recent work on Yoga includes the book Eighty-four Āsanas in Yoga: A Survey of Traditions (with Illustrations) (D.K. Printworld, 2007; 2nd edition, 2011), the article “The Śāradātilakatantra on Yoga: A New Edition and Translation of Chapter 25” (in Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies no. 74/2, 2011, pp. 205-235) and the book chapter “Nāga, Siddha and Sage: Visions of Patañjali as an Authority on Yoga” (in Yoga in Transformation: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives. Edited by K. Baier, P.A. Maas and K.C. Preisendanz. Vienna: Vienna University Press, 2018, pp. 575-622).

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