CONTRIBUTOR:

Hugh Urban

AFFILIATION:

TITLE:

Professor

DEPARTMENT:

Comparative Studies

INSTITUTION:

The Ohio State University

BIOGRAPHY:

Hugh B. Urban is Distinguished Professor in the Department of Comparative Studies at the Ohio State University. His research centers on Hinduism in northeast India, particularly Tantric traditions of Bengal and Assam. He is the author of numerous books, including: The Economics of Ecstasy (2001), Tantra (2003), The Power of Tantra (2010), Zorba the Buddha (2016), and Secrecy: Silence, Power, and Religion (2021).