Dr Lucian Wong
Fellow, Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies
Dr Lucian Wong is a Fellow of the Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies. He holds a BA in Philosophy from University College London, an MA in Indian Religions from SOAS University of London, and a DPhil in Theology and Religion from the University of Oxford. His current monograph project, Devotional Rupture: Bengali Vaishnavism and Colonial Modernity, presents a focused study of the life and thought of the late colonial Vaishnava leader Kedarnath Datta Bhaktivinod (1838–1914), which challenges the prevalent notion that the colonial encounter marked a moment of radical disjuncture within Hindu lifeworlds. He offers tutorials in Hinduism for Oxford’s Faculty of Theology and Religion and in Indian Philosophy for the University’s Faculty of Philosophy, and regularly leads readings in Middle Bengali at the OCHS. He is a director the OCHS’s Rethinking Hinduism in Colonial India, Bengali Vaishnavism in the Modern Period, and Digital Humanities and Hindu Studies projects, a member of the OCHS Academic Planning Committee, and an editor of the Journal of Hindu Studies.
Peer-reviewed journal articles
- “Gauḍīya Vaiṣṇavism and Modernity.” Journal of Hindu Studies 13, 2020.
- “Universalising Inclusivism—and its Limits: Bhaktivinod and the Experiential Turn.” Journal of South Asian Intellectual History 1, 2018.
- “Against Vaiṣṇava Deviance: Brāhmaṇical and Bhadralok Alliance in Bengal.” Religions 9, 2018.
- “Gauḍīya Vaiṣṇava Studies: Mapping the Field.” Religions of South Asia 9, 2016.
- “Negotiating History in Colonial Bengal: Bhaktivinod’s Kṛṣṇa-saṁhitā.” Journal of Hindu Studies 7, 2014.
- “Vaiṣṇavism in Colonial Bengal: Beyond the Hindu Renaissance.” In The Legacy of Vaiṣṇavism in Colonial Bengal. Eds. Ferdinando Sardella and Lucian Wong. Abingdon: Routledge, 2020.
- The Legacy of Vaiṣṇavism in Colonial Bengal. Eds. Ferdinando Sardella and Lucian Wong. Abingdon: Routledge, 2020.
Encyclopaedia entries and reviews
- “Bengal Renaissance.” Oxford Bibliographies: Hinduism. Ed. Tracy Coleman. New York: Oxford University Press, forthcoming.
- “Unforgetting Chaitanya: Vaishnavism and Cultures of Devotion in Colonial Bengal, by Varuni Bhatia.” Journal of Hindu Studies, 2020.