How to read Tantra: new research from ancient manuscripts
Join Professor Diwakar Acharya, Professor of Eastern Religions and Ethics at the University of Oxford, as he discusses connections between early Tantric manuscripts and the lived reality shared by Hindus and Buddhists across South Asia.
Newly-discovered medieval manuscripts will shine an important light on early Tantric traditions in North India.
This talk is presented in partnership with British Museum’s Tantra: enlightenment to revolution exhibition, supported by the Bagri Foundation.
Diwakar Nath Acharya (born 6 November 1969) is a Nepali scholar specialising in the religious and philosophical traditions of South Asia. Since April 2016, he has been the Spalding Professor of Eastern Religion and Ethics at the University of Oxford and a Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford. He previously taught at the Nepal Sanskrit University (1993–2003), the University of Hamburg (2003–2006), and Kyoto University (2011–2016).