Mark Dyczkowski was born in London in 1951. After completing his schooling in 1969 he went to India for his spiritual development and to study Sanskrit, Indian philosophy and music. After receiving his first degrees from Banaras Hindu University in 1975, he returned to England for his doctoral research at the University of Oxford in Kashmiri Saivism. He is well known for his publications in this field. Since 1979 he has continued to work and live in India. He has been associated with the IGNCA since 1993. At present he supervises and contributes to the input of an on-line digital library of Tantric texts for Muktabodha Indological Research Institute. The site is muktabodha.com. Recordings of his lectures on Kashmiri Saivism and some of his publications can be downloaded from his site markdkashi.com.