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Ananda Wood
1947,  Male ,  Indian ,  Independent Student

Ananda Wood, as his name suggests, is one of those people with a rather mixed background. He was born and brought up in India, studied mathematics at King’s College, Cambridge, and went on to a Doctorate in Anthropology at the University of Chicago. After completing his university education, he returned to India, where he has now settled down to concentrate on a long-standing interest, in the modern interpretation of Advaita philosophy. He is currently a moderator on the Advaitin e-group at And most of his books and articles may be accessed at:

1. Nature & Life – old Ideas, New Questioning, in Prakriti – The Integral Vision Vol. 5: Man in Nature, Editors Kapila Vatsyayan and Baidyanath Saraswati, Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts, New Delhi 1995.
2. Objective Pictures & Impersonal Knowledge, published in God of Religions – God of Philosophers: An Indian-Western Conversation, Studies in World Christianity, Vol. 4, Part 2, Edinburgh University Press 1998.
3. Educating Sciences of Life and Mind, in Indian Knowledge Systems, Vol. 1, Editors Kapil Kapoor and Avadesh Kumar Singh, Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla 2005.

4. New Physics and Old Sciences, Traditional Knowledge Systems of India and Sri Lanka – COMPAS series on Worldviews and Sciences 5, September 2006.
5. Where Thought Truns Back . . . A Skeptical Approach to Truth, in East and West: Exploring Cultural Manifestations, Somaiya Publications Pvt. Ltd., Mumbai 2010.

Books by Ananda Wood