An event at New York’s oldest library

Discussing the Origins of Yoga

It was an honour to be part of this evening with two academics, James Mallinson and Mark Singleton, reflecting on the work behind their book Roots of Yoga. The discussion took place in the members' room at the New York Society Library.

It was billed as follows:

Yoga is hugely popular around the world today, yet until now little has been known of its roots. This book collects, for the first time, core teachings of yoga in their original form, translated and edited by two of the world’s foremost scholars of the subject. Sir James Mallinson is a lecturer in Sanskrit and Classical and Indian Studies at SOAS, University of London; Mark Singleton is a long-term research fellow at the American Institute of Indian Studies. They are joined in conversation by Daniel Simpson.

A downloadable audio file is available below.


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