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The power of tantra [electronic resource] : religion, sexuality, and the politics of South Asian studies / Hugh B. Urban.

By: Urban, Hugh B.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Library of modern religion: 8.Publisher: London ; New York : New York : I.B. Tauris ; Distributed in the USA by Palgrave Macmillan, 2010Description: 1 online resource (x, 250 p., [12] p. of plates) : ill., maps.ISBN: 9781441657589 (electronic bk.); 1441657584 (electronic bk.); 9781845118747 (pbk.); 184511874X (pbk.); 9781845118730 (hbk.); 1845118731 (hbk.).Other title: Religion, sexuality, and the politics of South Asian studies.Subject(s): Tantrism -- South Asia | South Asia -- Religion | South Asia -- Politics and government | RELIGION -- Hinduism -- General | K�am�akhy�a (G�ottin) | Tantrismus | IndienGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Power of tantra.DDC classification: 294.5514 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Tantra and the politics of South Asian studies -- Matrix of power : the ��S�akta P�ithas and the sacred landscape of Tantra -- Blood for the goddess : animal sacrifice and divine menstruation -- Goddess of power : tantra, kingship, and sacrifice in South Asian history -- The sacrifice of desire : sexual rites and the secret sacrifice -- What about the woman : Gender politics and the interpretation of women in tantra -- The power of god in a dark valley : reform, colonialism, and the decline of tantra in South Asia -- The power of the goddess in a postcolonial age : transformations of tantra in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries -- Tantra and the end of imperialism : beyond "deep orientalism" and "third worldism."
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [235]-244) and index.

Tantra and the politics of South Asian studies -- Matrix of power : the ��S�akta P�ithas and the sacred landscape of Tantra -- Blood for the goddess : animal sacrifice and divine menstruation -- Goddess of power : tantra, kingship, and sacrifice in South Asian history -- The sacrifice of desire : sexual rites and the secret sacrifice -- What about the woman : Gender politics and the interpretation of women in tantra -- The power of god in a dark valley : reform, colonialism, and the decline of tantra in South Asia -- The power of the goddess in a postcolonial age : transformations of tantra in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries -- Tantra and the end of imperialism : beyond "deep orientalism" and "third worldism."

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