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Martin Gansten

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  • History of Religions and Religious Behavioural Science
  • Centre for Theology and Religious Studies

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E-mail martin.ganstenctr.luse

Visiting address
Helgonavägen 3, Lund

Postal address
Box 192, 221 00 Lund

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My research, which is philological in orientation, concerns two main areas: first, the indigenous religions of India – in particular, classical and contemporary Hinduism – and second, astrology and related forms of divination from Hellenistic Egypt to fin-de-siècle Britain, with a focus on South Asia. I have engaged primarily with previously untranslated or wholly unstudied texts, mostly within largely unexplored fields of study. My current research interests concern Hindu and Jaina reception of medieval astral knowledge systems from the Perso-Arabic cultural area.

My primary classical language is Sanskrit, and I have published direct Sanskrit-to-Swedish translations of the Bhagavadgītā and the early Upaniṣads. I have taught History of Religions at Lund University since 1998, designing a number of courses on various aspects of Indic religions and the history of astrology, and Indology with Sanskrit at the University of Copenhagen since 2005.

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Martin Gansten

Reader

  • History of Religions and Religious Behavioural Science
  • Centre for Theology and Religious Studies

Contact information

E-mail martin.ganstenctr.luse

Visiting address
Helgonavägen 3, Lund

Postal address
Box 192, 221 00 Lund

Internal post code 30