Dr. Layne R. Little teaches courses on Hinduism, Buddhism, Esoterism and Religion & Popular Culture in the Religious Studies Department at U.C. Berkeley and in the Humanities Department at California State University: Sacramento. He is the author of the “Hinduism” and “Buddhism” chapters in Oxford University Press’ newest world religions textbook, Invitation to World Religions . He is co-author of OUP’s Invitation to Western Religions and Invitation to Asian Religions. In addition, he has published numerous other articles on Śaiva Siddhānta, Tamiḻ Literature and Siddha Tantrism.