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Ravi Gupta

Ravi Gupta

Professor, Charles Redd Chair of Religious Studies

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Office Location: Old Main 321
IconPhone: (435) 797-1196


PhD, Hinduism, University of Oxford, 2004

MA, Study of Religion, University of Oxford, 2000

BA, Philosophy, Boise State University, 1999

BS, Applied Mathematics, Boise State University, 1999


Ravi M. Gupta holds the Charles Redd Chair of Religious Studies and serves as Director of the Religious Studies Program at USU. He is the author or editor of four books, including an abridged translation of the Bhagavata Purana (with Kenneth Valpey), published in 2017 by Columbia University Press. Gupta 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. His current research focuses on the Bhagavata Purana's Sanskrit commentaries. He enjoys teaching World Religions, Hinduism, Sanskrit, and Religious Studies Theory and Method.