Author self-portrait, West Bengal, 2017

Brian A. Hatcher

Brian A. Hatcher is Packard Professor of Theology in the Department of Religion at Tufts University. He is a scholar of religion in modern South Asia, with a special interest in colonial Bengal. He is the author of several monographs, including Idioms of Improvement: Vidyasagar and Cultural Encounter in Bengal (1996) and Bourgeois Hinduism, or the Faith of the Modern Vedantists (2008), and Hinduism Before Reform (2020). He has previously translated Ishvarchandra Vidyasagar’s Hindu Widow Marriage (2012).