Prof. Susan Visvanathan is the author of Christians of Kerala (OUP 1993). An Ethnography of Mysticism (IIAS, Shimla 1998) Friendship, Interiority and Mysticism (Orient Longman 2007) and the editor of Structure and Transformation: Theory and Society in India (OUP 2001). She has been a Fellow of NMML (1989-1992) Hon. Fellow of IIAS, Shimla (1990-1995) Charles Wallace Fellow to Queen's University Belfast, (1997) and Visiting Professor to MSH, Paris, (2004). She is also a writer of fiction and poetry.