SOAS University of London

Centre of Yoga Studies

Dr Borayin Larios

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Centre of Yoga Studies


Dr Borayin Larios
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I'm a scholar of the ancient and living traditions of India. My main methodological approach is interdisciplinary. I am an advocate for a combined approach of cultural anthropology, religious studies, and historical philology. In 2013, I obtained a doctorate in classical Indology from the University of Heidelberg in Germany, and I am now a faculty member at the Department of South Asian, Tibetan and Buddhist Studies at the University of Vienna, Austria. I continue to be an associate member of the ANR Research project on shared sacred spaces in South Asia based in Paris, France.


Currently, my main research interests revolve around popular and everyday Hinduism expressed at wayside shrines in Indian cities.