Dr Brian Black


Current Teaching

Undergraduate Modules

Year 1

RST 100: (Section 3: Hinduism)

Year 2

PPR 253: Hinduism in the Modern World

Year 3

PPR 357: Politics and Religion


PPR 479: Sources of Indian Religion and Philosophy

In Dialogue with the Mahābhārata
Black, B. 2020 London : Routledge.

Sources of Indian Secularism?: Dialogues on Politics and Religion in Hindu and Buddhist Traditions
Black, B. 20/03/2019 In: In Dialogue with Classical Indian Traditions. Routledge ISBN: 9781138541399. Electronic ISBN: 9781351011136.

The Upaniṣads and the Mahābhārata
Black, B. 2017 In: The Upaniṣads. London : Routledge ISBN: 9781138795051.

Dialogue in early South Asian regions: Hindu, Buddhist, and Jain traditions
Black, B., Patton, L. 07/2015 Farnham : Ashgate. 265 p. ISBN: 9781409440130.

Dialogue and Difference: Encountering the Other in Indian Religious and Philosophical Sources
Black, B. 2015 In: Dialogue in Early South Asian Religions. London : Routledge ISBN: 9781409440123. Electronic ISBN: 9781315576978.

The Upanishads
Black, B. 2015 In: Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
Entry for encyclopedia/dictionary

Confronting secularism in Europe and India: legitimacy and disenchantment in contemporary times
Black, B., Hyman, G., Smith, G.M. 2014 London : Bloomsbury. 224 p. ISBN: 9781780935065. Electronic ISBN: 9781780937311.

Draupadi in the Mahabharata
Black, B. 24/05/2013 In: Religion Compass. 7, 5, p. 169–178. 10 p.
Journal article

Ethics in the Upaniṣads
Black, B. 2013 In: Understanding Ethics. Macmillan India ISBN: 9789350594162.

Senses of Self and Not-self in the Upaniṣads and Nikāyas
Black, B. 2012 In: Hindu and Buddhist Ideas in Dialogue: Self and No-self. Ashgate p. 11-27. 17 p. ISBN: 978-1-4094-4354-4.

The Rhetoric of Secrecy in the Upanishads
Black, B. 10/2011 In: Religion and Identity in South Asia and Beyond: Essays in Honor of Patrick Olivelle. London : Anthem p. 101-125. 25 p. ISBN: 9780857287908.

Ambaṭṭha and Śvetaketu: Literary connections between the Upaniṣads and early Buddhist Narratives
Black, B. 03/2011 In: Journal of the American Academy of Religion. 79, 1, p. 136-161. 26 p.
Journal article

The Character of “Character” in Early South Asian Religious Narratives: An Introductory Essay
Black, B., Geen, J. 03/2011 In: Journal of the American Academy of Religion. 79 , 1, p. 6-32. 27 p.
Journal article

Rethinking the Upaniṣads Vaṃśas: Teacher Lineages as a Literary Genre
Black, B. 2011 In: Religions of South Asia. 5, 1-2, p. 51-77. 27 p.
Journal article

Rivals and Benefactors: Encounters between Buddhists and Brahmins in the Nikāyas
Black, B. 2009 In: Religions of South Asia. 3, 1, p. 25-43. 19 p.
Journal article

Eavesdropping on the Epic: Female Listeners in the Mahābhārata
Black, B. 09/2007 In: Gender and Narrative in the Mahābhārata. Routledge p. 53-78. 26 p. ISBN: 978-0415415408.

Gender and Narrative in the Mahābhārata
Brodbeck, S., Black, B. 2007 London : Routledge. 328 p. ISBN: 978-0-415-41540-8.

The Character of the Self in Ancient India: Priests, Kings, and Women in the Early Upaniṣads
Black, B. 2007 Albany, N.Y. : State University of New York Press. 224 p. ISBN: 9780791470145 .