Postal address: Malmö högskola, Lärande och samhälle, SE-205 06 Malmö
Visiting address: Nordenskiöldsgatan 10, OR:C422:03
Web page: http://www.mah.se/english/faculties/Faculty-of-education-and-society/
Contact person: Anders Lindh, Ph.L. in History of Religion, teacher in Science of
Religion and Teaching, phone: +46 (0)40 66 58006
South Asia related research
Anders Lindh defended his doctoral dissertation on 17th October 2014. The thesis is entitled ”Unity Pervades all Activity as Water every Wave – Principal Teachings and Philosophy of Maharishi Mahesh yogi”. It aims at studying the central teachings of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi from the viewpoint of metaphorical language in his commentary chapters I-VI of the Bhagavadgita. Faculty opponent was Professor Sue Brown from Maharishi University of Management in Fairfield, Indiana, USA.
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi became world famous when the Beatles were impressed by his Transcendental Meditation (TM) technique. Today TM is supported by film maker David Lynch via the David Lynch Foundation. Read more about the thesis (in Swedish only)
The decision to appoint Prof. Brown as opponent has been critizised by some people, see article in Sydsvenskan 22 October 2014.
Lindh was previously affiliated to the Centre for Theology and Religious Studies, Lund University. He defended his Licentiate thesis already in 1990, on a work entitled ”The Gita Pattern – Development of Genre-Analytical Methods in Relation to Indian Religious Literature”.