Edwin Bryant (author)
|Edwin Francis Bryant|
|Born||August 31, 1957|
|Alma mater||Columbia University|
|Occupation||Professor of religions of India|
Edwin Bryant received his Ph.D in Indic languages and Cultures from Columbia University in 1997, with a dissertation on the "Indigenous Aryans Debate". He taught Hinduism at Harvard University for three years, and is presently professor of Religions of India at Rutgers University where he teaches courses on Hindu philosophy and religion. He has received numerous fellowships.
In addition to his academic courses, Bryant currently teaches workshops on the Yoga Sutras, Bhagavad Gita, and Hindu Philosophy at yoga studios and teacher training courses throughout the country.
Bryant has published six books and authored a number of articles on Vedic history, yoga, and Krishna-bhakti tradition. He is an expert on Krishna tradition and has translated the story of Krishna from the Sanskrit Bhagavata Purana.
- Edwin F. Bryant The Quest for the Origins of Vedic Culture: The Indo-Aryan Migration Debate. — Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2001. — xi, 387 p. — ISBN 0-19-513777-9, ISBN 0-19-516947-6 (pbk.)
- Edwin F. Bryant Krishna: The Beautiful Legend of God; Śrīmad Bhāgavata Purāṇa, Book X; with chapters 1, 6 and 29-31 from Book XI / Translated with an introduction and notes by Edwin F. Bryant. — London: Penguin Books, 2003. — xxxi, 515 p. — ISBN 0-14-044799-7
- Edwin F. Bryant and Maria L. Ekstrand The Hare Krishna Movement: The Postcharismatic Fate of a Religious Transplant. — New York; Chichester: Columbia University Press, 2004. — xix, 448 p. — ISBN 0-231-12256-X
- Edwin F. Bryant and Laurie L. Patton Indo-Aryan Controversy: Evidence and Inference in Indian History. — 1st ed. — London: Routledge, 2005. — 522 p. — ISBN 0-7007-1462-6 (cased), ISBN 0-7007-1463-4 (pbk.)
- Edwin F. Bryant Krishna: a Sourcebook. — 1st ed. — Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2007. — xiv, 575 p. — ISBN 0-19-514891-6 (hbk.) ISBN 0-19-514892-4 (pbk.)
- Edwin F. Bryant The Yoga Sūtras of Patañjali: A New Edition, Translation, and Commentary with Insights from the Traditional Commentators. — 1st ed., illustrated. — New York: North Point Press, 2009. — xvii, 598 p. — ISBN 0-86547-736-1
The Quest for the Origins of Vedic Culture
Indo-Aryan Controversy: Evidence and Inference in Indian History
This book, published in 2005, contains a series of articles by several authors on the Indo-Aryan Migartion theory, and some alternative interpretations. According to Edwin Bryant, most of the evidence regarding the Indo-Aryan Migration is inconclusive, noting that he's not convinced of the Indo-Aryan migrations theory, but is also not convinced of an "Out-of-India position", since the support of it is of minor significance. The criticism on the "Out-of-India position" is shared by Stephanie Jamison, who writes in a review that the book puts "a gloss of intellectual legitimacy [...] on what is essentially a religio-nationalistic attack on a scholarly consensus."
Translation of the Yoga Sutras
In 2007 Bryant completed a translation of the Yoga Sutras and their traditional commentaries. The translation was published in 2009 by North Point Press as The Yoga Sūtras of Patañjali (with Insights from the Traditional Commentators).
- "CURRICULUM VITAE". Rutgers University. p. 1. Retrieved 22 April 2010.
- "The Ahimsa Debate". Yoga Journal: 130. May 2006.
- "Edwin Bryant". Yoga Journal: 68. November 2001.
- Edwin Francis Bryant (2007). Krishna: a sourcebook. Oxford University Press US. pp. x. ISBN 0-19-514892-4.
- Jamison, Stephanie W. (2006). "The Indo-Aryan controversy: Evidence and inference in Indian history (Book review)". Journal of Indo-European Studies 34: 255–261.
- Kent, Eliza (2004). "Book Review: "The Quest for the Origins of Vedic Culture: The Indo-Aryan Migration Debate"". Journal of Hindu-Christian Studies 17. doi:10.7825/2164-6279.1326.
- Guha, Sudheshna (2007). "The Indo-Aryan controversy: Evidence and inference in Indian history (Book review)". Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society, Third Series 17 (3): 340–343. JSTOR 25188742.
- Glucklich, Ariel (2006). "The Indo-Aryan Controversy: Evidence and inference in Indian history (Book review)". International Journal of Hindu Studies 10 (3): 333–334. JSTOR 20106980.
- USA Today Magazine (July 1, 2005). "Hare Krishna comes of age: the movement has matured into a mainstream religion after years of tumult and scandal--but escaping the past never is easy". USA Today.
- PTI (April 2, 2007). "US university to offer six courses on Hinduism". The Press Trust of India.
- Rausch, Taylor (September 14, 2007). "Yoga: Where old meets new". columbiamissourian.com.
- Mohammedy, Farseem M. (January 19, 2008). "Retracing the old proto-historic migrations". The Daily Star.