Maya Warrier is Associate Professor in Religious Studies at the University of Wales, Trinity Saint David (Lampeter campus). She is author of Hindu Selves in a Modern World: Guru Faith in the Mata Amritanandamayi Mission (London, New York, Delhi: Routledge-Curzon, 2005). Her research interests centre on modern manifestations of Indic traditions in India and overseas. Her publications include book chapters and journal articles on aspects of spiritual seekership in modern guru organisations, questions of identity in the Hindu diaspora in the UK, and the transformations undergone by Ayurveda in the Western holistic health milieu. Her current research focuses on questions of ‘authenticity’ and ‘hybridity’ in the development of modern transnational Anglophone Ayurveda in South Asia and beyond.