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Richard Mann

Associate Professor - Associate Dean (Curriculum, Programs & Planning) (July 1-Dec. 31, 2014)

Degrees:BA (Wilfrid Laurier), MA (McMaster), PhD (McMaster)
Phone:613-520-2600 x 2504 or 2357 (July 1-Dec. 31, 2014)
Email:Richard.mann@carleton.ca
Office:2A51 Paterson Hall
330K Paterson Hall (July 1-Dec. 31, 2014)

Biography

I did my graduate work in the department of Religious Studies at McMaster University. My main area of study was Hinduism with a minor in Indian Buddhism and Jainism. My PhD dissertation examined the development of the Hindu deity Skanda (also known as Karttikeya and Murugan) in textual and non-textual sources from the north of India. I taught at Wilfrid Laurier University, McMaster University and the College of William and Mary before coming to Carleton in 2006.


Research Interests

  • Early and medieval Hinduism
  • The historical development of Shaivism
  • Religion and Material Culture
  • Religion and Public Life

Fall/Winter 2014-2015 Courses

  • RELI 1730 B, BOD, V & VOD Interpretations of Religion (W)
  • SAST 1002 B Introduction to South Asian Studies II


Resent Publications

Books:

 The Rise of Mahāsena: The Transformation of Skanda-Kārttikeya in North India from the Kuṣāṇa to Gupta Empires. Leiden/Boston: Brill, 2012. http://www.brill.com/rise-mahasena

Books Edited:

(with Benjamin Fleming) History and Material Culture in Asian Religions. New York: Routledge, 2014. http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415843782/

Chapters in edited books:

“Material Culture and Ruler Ideology: The Case of Huviṣka’s Skanda-Kumāra with Viśākha Coinage.” In History and Material Culture in Asian Religions, edited by Benjamin Fleming and Richard Mann. New York: Routledge, 2014: 229-251.

(with Benjamin Fleming) “Introduction.” In History and Material Culture in Asian Religions, edited by Benjamin Fleming and Richard Mann. New York: Routledge, 2014: 1-17.

““Hagiography and Mythology in an American Guru lineage: The Case of Sivaya Subramuniyaswami.” In Homegrown Gurus: From Hinduism in America to American Hinduism, edited by Lola Williamson and Ann Gleig. Albany: State University of New York Press, 2013: 115-139.

Articles in refereed journals:

“Skanda and His Fathers in the Aranyakaparvan.The Journal of Religious Studies and Theology, 33.1 (2014): 7-21.

“Material Culture and the Study of Hinduism and Buddhism.” Religion Compass, 8.8 (2014): 264-273.