Dr Rick Weiss
Dr Rick Weiss is an associate professor in the School of Social and Cultural Studies at Victoria University of Wellington.
Dr Rick Weiss is an associate professor of South Asian religions at Victoria University of Wellington.
His book Recipes for Immortality: Medicine, Religion, and Community in South India (Oxford University Press, 2009) examines the religious and nationalism dimensions of traditional siddha medicine. His second book, The Emergence of Modern Hinduism: Religion on the Margins of Colonialism (University of California Press, 2019), argues for the importance of regional, vernacular innovation in processes of Hindu modernization. His newest project examines the impact of print technology on religion in nineteenth-century India.
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