Arthur Avalon (Sir John G. Woodroffe)

Sir John George Woodroffe (1865-1936)Sir John George Woodroffe (1865-1936), who used the pen-name Arthur Avalon, was a British Orientalist born in India whose extensive and complex published works on the Tantras, and other Hindu traditions, stimulated a wide-ranging interest in Hindu philosophy and yoga. He translated some twenty original Sanskrit texts and, under his pseudonym Arthur Avalon, published and lectured prolifically on Indian philosophy and a wide range of Yoga and Tantra topics.