Carl Olson’s Latest Book Published by Oxford University Press

Professor of Religious Studies Carl Olson’s latest book, Indian Asceticism: Power, Violence, and Play, has been published by Oxford University Press. The book attempts to examine the interrelationship in Indian discourse and narrative of asceticism, power, violence, and play. Professor Olson’s essay “Vivekananda and Ramakrsna Face to Face: An Essay on the Alterity of a Saint” has been published in Debating Vivekananda: A Reader, edited by A. Raghuramaraju, Oxford University Press, 2014.