GTHindu World RSA Studying Hinduism
OHNH Alternative Religions Postcharismatic Handbook
Gene Thursby for many years was an active faculty member at the University of Florida. His research ranged across three fields: religions of India, new religious movements, spirituality and healthcare. He conducted archival and community-based research in India, Britain, and the United States with support from Fulbright-Hays and AIIS-Smithsonian Institution fellowships as well as from the National Endowment for the Humanities. He is the author of Hindu-Muslim Relations in British India (1975), The Sikhs (1992), articles in journals and reference works, and chapters in edited books that include When Prophets Die (1991), America's Alternative Religions (1995), and Handbook of the Humanities and Aging (1992 and 2000). With Sushil Mittal, he co-edited The Hindu World (2004 and 2007), Religions of South Asia (2006), and Studying Hinduism: Key Concepts and Methods (2008). For several years he served as an editor for the Indian Traditions section of the online journal Religion Compass and was a member of the Advisory Editorial Board of the International Journal of Hindu Studies and the Board of Editorial Consultants for Nova Religio: The Journal of Alternative and Emergent Religions. He was a founding faculty participant in the interdisciplinary Center for Spirituality and Health at the University of Florida and an advisor to the founding director of the Mahatma Gandhi Center for Global Nonviolence at James Madison University. He was also a longtime reviewer of books for CHOICE: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries published by the Association of College and Research Libraries.

1972 Dissertation | University of Florida | 1964 Thesis