Associate Professor, University of Stockholm
Research fellow, OCHS
Associated fellow, Centre for the Study of Society and Religion, Jadavpur University, Kolkata.
Dr Ferdinando Sardella completed his Ph.D. dissertation at the University of Gothenburg in 2010 about the life and thought of Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati, a modern Hindu revivalist and founder, in 1918 in Calcutta, of what became known as the Gaudiya Math and Mission. The monograph received the Donner Institute Prize at Åbo Akademi University in Finland and was published by Oxford University Press. He completed a postdoctoral program at Uppsala University (2011-2014) and is a research fellow at the OCHS. He has conducted field work in India for a total period of two years and is associated with the Centre for the Study of Society and Religion at Jadavpur University, Kolkata.
His field of research includes Hinduism, South Asian Studies, Bengal Studies, yoga, New Religious Movements and the History and Sociology of Religion.
He is working at present with a mapping of Hinduism in Europe with Prof. Knut Jacobsen from the University of Bergen. Together they organised an international conference in April 2017 called “Hinduism in Europe“. This research will result in two edited volumes with contributions from researchers from several countries in Europe, which will be published by Brill in the series “Handbook of Oriental Studies. Section 2 South Asia” (2020). He also worked on another edited volume, with Lucian Wong from the University of Oxford, with the preliminary title The Legacy of Vaishnavism in Colonial Bengal, which will be published in the Routledge Hindu Studies Series (2020).
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