Dr James Mallinson
Lecturer in Sanskrit and Classical Indian Studies
Member, Centre of Jaina Studies
Member, Centre of Buddhist Studies
Academic Staff, SOAS South Asia Institute
James Mallinson is Lecturer in Sanskrit and Classical and Indian Studies at SOAS, University of London.
He took his BA in Sanskrit and Old Iranian at the University of Oxford, followed by an MA in Area Studies (South Asia), with Ethnography as his main subject, at SOAS. His doctoral thesis, submitted to the University of Oxford, was a critical edition and annotated translation of the Khecarīvidyā, an early text of haṭhayoga.
Dr Mallinson has published eight books, all of which are editions and translations of Sanskrit yoga texts, epic tales and poetry. His recent work has used philological study of Sanskrit texts, ethnography and art history to explore the history of yoga and yogis. He is currently working on a monograph entitled Yoga and Yogis: the Texts, Techniques and Practitioners of Early Haṭhayoga.
- Readings in Sanskrit Systematic Thought
- Readings in Sanskrit Systematic Thought (Masters)
- Sanskrit Language 1
- Sanskrit Language 1 (Postgraduate)
- Sanskrit Language 2
- Sanskrit Texts on Yoga
- Sanskrit Texts on Yoga (PG)
- Vedic Prose and Poetry
- Vedic Prose and Poetry (PG)
PhD Students supervised
Mallinson, James (2007) The Khecarīvidyā of Ādinātha: A Critical Edition and Annotated Translation of An Early text of Haṭhayoga. London: Routledge. (Tantric Studies)
Mallinson, James (2011) 'Siddhi and Mahāsiddhi in Early Haṭhayoga.' In: Jacobsen, Knut A., (ed.), Yoga Powers: Extraordinary Capacities Attained Through Meditation and Concentration. Leiden: Brill, pp. 327-344.
Mallinson, James (2011) 'The Original Gorakṣaśataka.' In: White, D. G., (ed.), Yoga in Practice. Princeton University Press, pp. 257-272.
Mallinson, James (2011) 'Haṭha Yoga.' In: Brill Encyclopedia of Hinduism. Brill, pp. 770-781.
Mallinson, James (2011) 'Nāth Saṃpradāya.' In: Brill Encyclopedia of Hinduism Vol. 3. Brill, pp. 407-428.
Mallinson, James (2014) 'The Yogīs’ Latest Trick.' Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society, 24 (1). pp. 165-180.
Mallinson, James (2013) 'Haṭhayoga’s Philosophy: A Fortuitous Union of Non-Dualities.' Journal of Indian Philosophy, 41 (6).
Mallinson, James (2013) 'Yogic Identities: Tradition and Transformation.' Smithsonian Institute Research Online .