Sudhakrishna Rangaswami Sudhakshina Rangaswami was born in Chennai, in 1955. She studied at the Dr S. Radhakrishnan Institute of Advanced Study in Philosophy, University of Madras and University of Bombay, where she gained MA in Indian Philosophy, and PhD for the thesis ?Influence of Pa?caratra ?gamas on Visi?tadvaita Ved?nta?. She has worked as a lecturer in Indian Philosophy at Ananthacharya Indological Research Institute, Mumbai and as a UGC Post-doctoral Research Associate at Osmania University and University of Delhi before she joined The Hindu where she was a writer of the popular, daily column on religion and Book Review Editor. Ms. Rangaswami now pursues her wide-ranging interest in culture, spirituality and Ved?nta as a freelance scholar.