Knut A. Jacobsen

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Knut A. Jacobsen is professor in the History of Religions at the University of Bergen, Norway, and author or editor of 17 books and more than 60 articles in journals and edited volumes on various aspects on religions in South Asia and in the South Asian diasporas.

He is the author of Prakrti in Samkhya-Yoga: Material Principole, Religious Experience, Ethical Implications (Peter Lang, 1999; Indian edition Motilal Banarsidass 2002).

Recent books include Kapila: Founder of Samkhya and Avatara of Vishnu (Munshiram Manoharlal, 2008), and the edited volumes South Asians in the Diaspora:

Histories and Religious Traditions (Brill, 2004) (with P. Pratap Kumar), South Asian Religions on Display:

Religious Processions in South Asia and in the Diaspora (Routledge, 2008), South Asian Christian Diaspora: Invisible Diaspora in Europe and North America (Ashgate, 2008) (with Selva J. Raj), and

Modern Indian Culture and Society (Routledge, 2009). He is the editor in chief of the multivolume Brill’s Encyclopedia of Hinduism (Brill 2009-2013).