"This is the first timeIndian Modern Yogahas received such sustained, in-depth treatment by a reputable and well-informed scholar. Much of the book is quite accessible to the general reader, and many of Alter's more theoretical and analytical interpretations of modern understandings of yoga, health, medicine, the body, and truth claims are novel and stimulating. Highly recommended."--Elizabeth De Michelis, Director, Dharam Hinduja Institute of Indic Research, Cambridge University "Yoga in Modern Indiais a mine of thought-provoking propositions in regard to the historiography of classical and modern writing on yoga. Well written, it provides detailed and frequently provocative analyses of particular yogic ideas and practices that contribute to a more sophisticated discussion about the status of modern yoga in its various guises over the last one-and-a-half centuries."--Waltraud Ernst, University of Southampton, author ofPlural Medicine, Tradition, and Modernity, 1800-2000Alter, Joseph S. is the author of 'Yoga in Modern India The Body Between Science and Philosophy', published 2004 under ISBN 9780691118741 and ISBN 0691118744.