Swami Narasimhananda is a monk of the Ramakrishna Math and Mission and is presently the Secretary of Ramakrishna Mission Sevashrama, Kozhikode, Kerala and runs a higher secondary school, a kindergarten, and a polyclinic. He is a former editor of Prabuddha Bharata, an English monthly journal of the humanities and social sciences. He has edited a volume of Swami Vivekananda’s teachings titled ‘Vivekananda Reader’.
Swami Narasimhananda specialises in philosophy and religious studies. He is a member of the international research group on ‘Consciousness Studies’, UNESCO Chair in bioethics and human rights at Pontifical Athenaeum Regina Apostolorum, Roma. He is an editor and executive council member of H-Net: Humanities and Social Sciences Online. He is also a member of the editorial board of the American Academy of Religion’s online publication ‘Reading Religion’. (full bio)