The Hindu Tantric world : an overview

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Full title: The Hindu Tantric world : an overview / André Padoux.
Alternative titles: Comprendre le tantrisme. English
Main author: Padoux, André, (Author)
Format: eBook           
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Summary: Tantra occupies a unique position in Western understandings of Hindu spirituality. Its carnal dimension has made its name instantly recognizable, but this popular fascination with sex has obscured its philosophical depth and ritual practices, to say nothing of its overall importance to Hinduism. This work offers a clear, well-grounded overview of Tantra that offers substantial new insights for scholars and practitioners. André Padoux opens by detailing the history of Tantra, beginning with its origins, founding texts, and major beliefs.
Language: English
Published: Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, 2017.
Classmark: 294.5/514
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN: 9780226424125