Professor Julius Lipner FBA

Senior Research Associate


Julius Lipner, who is of Indo-Czech origin, is Emeritus Professor of Hinduism and the Comparative Study of Religion in the University of Cambridge. He was born and brought up in India, and after his formal education there, obtained his PhD from King's College, University of London, in 1974. In 1975, he was appointed to the University of Cambridge, where he taught till retirement in January 2014.

Lipner has numerous publications in his fields of specialism, including 13 books (authored, co-authored and edited) and over 80 articles and translations. A couple of his books have received academic awards.

Lipner continues to publish and do research, and lectures widely both in the UK and abroad, and has been appointed Visiting Scholar and Visiting Professor in a number of Universities including in the UK, India, Singapore, and North America. He has made a number of radio and TV appearances, and is a member of the editorial board of several international journals. Lipner is a Fellow Emeritus and former Vice-President of Clare Hall - a postgraduate College in the University of Cambridge - and in 2008 he became a Fellow of the British Academy.

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