Guy L. Beck teaches Asian Religions and World Religions at Tulane University. He holds a Ph.D. in Religion, South Asia and an M.A. in Musicology from Syracuse University. His book Sonic Theology: Hinduism and Sacred Sound (1993) has been widely acclaimed as a unique contribution to Hindu religious thought and practice. The sequel, Sonic Liturgy: Ritual and Music in Hindu Tradition (2012) studied Indian music in ritual context. He has also edited the popular textbook, Sacred Sound: Experiencing Music in World Religions (2006), with CD. Dr. Beck is a US Fulbright-Nehru Senior Research Fellow and an AIIS (American Institute of Indian Studies) Performing Arts Fellow. A Visiting Fellow at the Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies in 2001, he has participated in academic conferences in India, Japan, Singapore, Germany, and Switzerland (Eranos Conference).