Dr Borayin Larios is head of the Indology Department at the French Institute of Pondicherry and EFEO fellow. He holds an MA in Religious Studies from Fribourg and Lausanne (Switzerland) universities and a PhD in Classical Indology from Heidelberg University (Germany) and served as an assistant professor at the Department of South Asian, Tibetan and Buddhist Studies at the University of Vienna. Dr. Larios uses an interdisciplinary methodological approach, combining cultural anthropology, religious studies, and historical philology to understand the religious traditions of contemporary India. His main regional focus is Maharashtra. He is the author of Embodying the Vedas: Traditional Vedic Schools of Contemporary Maharashtra, published by DeGruyter Open Access in 2017. He is also a member of the Centre for Yoga Studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London and also a core member of the Yoga in Latin America Project (YoLA Project) led by Adrián Muñoz. He is co-editor with Muñoz on the first publication dedicated to Yoga in Latinamerica entitled: “Latināsana: The Avatars of Yoga in Latin America”, which is forthcoming with HASP.
In addition, he has been a practitioner of yoga and meditation since he was a child.
His publications can be found here: https://univie.academia.edu/BorayinLarios