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Shanna Patel

Shanna is pursuing a MSc in Contemporary India. Her areas of interest are Indian Politics since 1947, Indian Political Economy and Human Development in India.

James Michael Macdonagh

 James is pursuing a BA in Theology. His main areas of interest are Hinduism and Sociology of Religion.  

Tushar Shah

BA in Politics, Psychology, Sociology and International Studies - University of Cambridge (2011)

MA in South Asian Studies - School of Oriental and African Studies (2012)

Tushar is pursuing a MSt in the Study of Religion. His areas of focus are Christianity, Hinduism and Nature of Religion.

Maura J. H. Collins

Maura received a BA in Oriental Studies (Sanskrit with Old Iranian). Her main areas of interest include comparative philology, Indo-Iranian languages, epic poetry and Eastern religions.

Oliver Whiteman

Oliver is studying for a MPhil in Modern South Asian Studies. His areas of interest are Himilayan Politics and the British Imperial History in Asia.

Ameer Kotecha

Ameer is studying for a BA in Politics, Philosophy, and Economics with a focus on International Relations, Religion, Ethics and Politics in Africa. Ameer is Director of the OCHS Leadership Programme.

Swati Seshadri

Swati is studying for a BA in Engineering. She helped establish the Oxford Indian Classical Arts Society (OICAS).

Christopher Wood

BA (Joint Honours) in Philosophy & Theology - Birmingham University
MSt. In the Study of Religion - Oxford University
BA thesis: "The Seperation of Praxis & Theory in Western Religion & Philosophy".
MSt thesis: "The Teleology of Ramanuja's Theology, focusing on Buddhism and Hinduism".

Bhavisha Tailor

BSc in Sociology - University of Bath
MSc in Development Studies - London School of Economics
MSt in the Study of Religions (specifically Buddhism and Hinduism) - University of Oxford (2007)
She left a finance position of 4 years to come to Oxford. She had previously taken the part time course in Hindu Studies, run by the OCHS in London, out of interest. This course inspired her to further study and hence Oxford.
Her specific area of interest in Buddhism is related to the nature of Buddhist involvement in the conflict in Sri Lanka.

Angela Quartermaine

BA (Hons) in Religious Studies - Edinburgh University.
M.St. in the Study of Religion - Oxford University (2006)
Interests include methodological issues in the Study of Religions and religious law, particularly 11th century Hindu (Dayabhaga) law and modern Islamist ideas; also interfaith dialogue, particularly Hindu-Muslim relations.