Patton Burchett is author of A Genealogy of Devotion: Bhakti, Tantra, Yoga, and Sufism in North India.  He is an Assistant Professor at the College of William & Mary with a PhD in South Asian Religions from Columbia University.  His research explores the relationships between yogic and devotional religiosity in pre-modern India and the interrelations of magic, science, and “spirituality” in the birth of modernity in India and the West.