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Tantric Revisionings: New Understandings of Tibetan Buddhism and Indian Religion

by Geoffrey Samuel

  • ISBN: 9788120827523, 812082752X
  • Year of Publication: 2005
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Edition: 1st
  • No. of Pages: 384
  • Language: English
  • Regular price ₹ 550.00

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    Tantric Revisionings presents stimulating new perspectives on Hindu and Budhist religion, particularly their Tantric versions, in India, Tibet or in modern Western societies. Geoffrey Samule adopts an historically and textually informed anthropoliogical approach, seeking to locate and undrstand religion in its social and cultural context. The question of the relation between 'popular' (folk, domestic, village, monastic) religion and elite (Literary, textual, monastic) religion forms a recurring theme through these studies.