Visiting Scholar
University of Amsterdam







Mriganka Mukhopadhyay is a Ph.D. candidate at the Center for History of Hermetic Philosophy and Related Currents, University of Amsterdam. He completed a B.A. (Presidency College in Kolkata, 2012) and an M.A. (2014) in History both from Presidency University in Kolkata, India, as well as an M.Phil. from Ambedkar University in Delhi (2017). He is currently writing his doctoral dissertation on Occultism in the Orient: Dissemination of the Theosophical Ideas in Bengal 1882–1942, which focuses on the Theosophical movement in Bengal and the role of Bengali intellectuals in the global Theosophical movement. His research interests range across Theosophy, modern history of Occultism and Esotericism, modern Hindu studies, Indian nationalism, and several aspects of intellectual and cultural histories in the nineteenth and the twentieth centuries. In November 2018, along with Professor Karl Baier, he organised The Occult South Asia Workshop in Vienna. He is also the co-founder of OSAN (Occult South Asia Network), a member of ESSWE (European Society for the Study of Western Esotericism), and one of the co-organisers of the 7th ESSWE Biannual Conference to be held in Amsterdam (July 2019). While at the Department in the 2019 summer semester, Mr. Mukhopadhyay co-ordinates a course on "The Theosophical Society."