Bhakti Mamtora

Bhakti Mamtora

Religious Studies Instructor, South Asian Studies

Office: Kauke 002
Phone: 330-263-2083
Email: bmamtora@wooster.edu
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Degrees

  • B.A., Fordham University 2010
  • M.A., University of Pennsylvania 2012
  • Ph.D., University of Florida 2019

Courses Taught

  • RELS 110: Comparative Religious Traditions: South Asia
  • RELS 218: Hinduism

Awards and Professional Memberships

  • 2017 Fulbright U.S. Student (Fulbright-Nehru) Fellowship
  • 2016 Tedder Family Doctoral Fellowship from the Center for Humanities and the Public Sphere (University of Florida)
  • American Academy of Religion
  • Society for the History of Authorship, Reading, and Publishing

Publications

  • "BAPS: Pramukh Swami." In Brill’s Encyclopedia of Hinduism Online, edited by Knut A.Jacobsen, Helene Basu, Angelika Malinar, and Vasudha Narayanan, 2018. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2212-5019_beh_COM_1010071046.
  • "Swaminarayan Sampraday". Database of Religious History, Vancouver, BC: University of British Columbia, 2017.
  • “Composition of the Upanishads." In Great Events in Religion: An Encyclopedia of Pivotal Events in Religious History, edited by Florin Curta and Andrew Holt, 31-33. Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO, 2017.
  • “Swaminarayan and the Establishment of the Swaminarayan Sampraday.” In Great Events in Religion: An Encyclopedia of Pivotal Events in Religious History, edited by Florin Curta and Andrew Holt, 830-831. Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO, 2017.

Research Interests

Bhakti Mamtora examines religious subjectivity and community formation in nineteenth-century Gujarat through an analysis of text and praxis in the Swaminarayan Sampraday. Her research interests include: South Asian Religions, Hindu Traditions, Vernacularization, and Book History and Print Culture in Colonial India.