Andrew J. Nicholson is Associate Professor in the Department of Asian and Asian American Studies and Department of Philosophy at the State University of New York, Stony Brook. He is the author of two books and various articles on Indian philosophy, global intellectual history, and the philosophy of religion. His book Unifying Hinduism: Philosophy and Identity in Indian Intellectual History (2010) won the American Academy of Religion’s Prize for Best First Book in the History of Religions. His second book is Lord Śiva’s Song: The Īśvara Gītā (2014), a translation from Sanskrit of an 8th century philosophical work. His current research projects examine the history of realist Vedānta philosophy in late medieval and modern India, Hindu traditions of anti-theistic argumentation, and Indian ethical and political thought.
Interview with Professor Nicholson about the history of yoga on the public radio show “Interfaith Voices:” http://interfaithradio.org/Story_Details/How_Yoga_Migrated_From_India_to_Your_Local_Gym