Since 1982

Mriganka Mukhopadhyay

Mriganka Mukhopadhyay

Biography

Mr Mriganka Mukhopadhyay, M.A, M.Phil., is a PhD candidate at the Centre for History of Hermetic Philosophy and Related Currents (HHP Centre), University of Amsterdam. He has been studying and researching the Theosophical Society for the last eight years and wrote his MPhil and PhD dissertations on Theosophy in India. Theosophy made him interested in the broader history of occultism and esotericism in India and their global intersections which eventually earned him a PhD position on Western esotericism at the University of Amsterdam. He is currently working on his doctoral dissertation entitled Occultism in the Orient: Dissemination of the Theosophical Movement in Bengal and the Role of the Bengali Theosophists 1882-1942. Among other things, Mukhopadhyay is one of the co-founders of OSAN (Occult South Asia Network) along with Karl Baier and the Student Representative and ex-officio Board Member at the ESSWE (European Society for the Study of Western Esotericism). He has published in various journals and spoken at several international platforms including the British Library and Harvard University. As a visiting scholar, in 2019, he had also taught an M.A. course entitled “The Theosophical Society” at the Department of Religious Studies, University of Vienna.