Prof. Ravi M. Gupta

Professor, Charles Redd Chair of Religious Studies, Utah State University



Professor Ravi M. Gupta holds the Charles Redd Chair of Religious Studies and serves as Director of the Religious Studies Program at Utah State University, and was a Visiting Scholar at the Maxwell Institute during Fall 2020. In 2000 he completed his Masters in The Study of Religion at Oxford University. Professor Gupta holds a doctorate in Hindu Studies from Oxford University and has taught at the University of Florida, Centre College, and the College of William and Mary. He has received four teaching awards, a National Endowment for the Humanities summer fellowship, and two research fellowships at Oxford. He is a Permanent Research Fellow of the Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies and a past president of the Society for Hindu Christian Studies. 

Research Area

Sanskrit, Hinduism, World Religions and Theory and Method.

Research Interests

The Bhagavata Purana’s Sanskrit commentaries, Vaishnava bhakti traditionsinterreligious dialogue, the relationship between faith and scholarship and religion and ecology.

Selected Publications

  • Translater: Bhagavata Purana (Columbia University Press, 2017).
  • Caitanya Vaisnava Philosophy: Tradition, Reason and Devotion (Ashgate, 2014).
  • The Chaitanya Vaishnava Vedanta of Jiva Goswami (Routledge, 2007).

Chapters and Articles

  • “”He is our master”: Jesus in the Thought of Swami Prabhupada”, Journal of Hindu-Christian Studies 23/7, 15-19 (2010).