Tantric Revisionings: New Understanding of Tibetan Buddhism an Indian Religion
Samuel, Geoffrey (Ed.)
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Book ID : 27871
ISBN-10 : 81-208-2752-X / 812082752X
ISBN-13 : 978-81-208-2752-3 / 9788120827523
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Edition : (First Edition)
Language : English
x, 348p., 7 B/W Illus., Tables, Index, 23 cm.
CONTENTS:- Introduction / Tibet as a Stateless Society and Some Islamic Parallels / The Dissenting Tradition of India Tantra and its Partial Hegenonisation in Tibet / Tibetan Tantra as a from of Shamanis: Some Reflections on the Vajrayana and its Shamanic Origins / Buddhism and the State in Eighth Century Tibet / Shamanism, Bon and Tibetan Religion / The Indus Valley Civilization and Early Tibet / Ge-sar of gLing: The Origins and Meanings of the East Tibetan Epic / Tibetan and the Southeast Asian Highlands: Rethinking the Intellectual Context of Tibetan Studies / The Vajrayana in the Context of Himalayan Folk Religions / The Effectiveness of Goddesses ,or, How Ritual Works / Women, Goddesses and Auspiciousness in South Asia / Tibetan Buddhism an a World Religion: Global Networking and its Consequences / The Westernisation of Tibetan Buddhism / The Attractions of Tantra: Two Historical Moments.
Book present stimulating new perspectives on Hindu and Buddhist religion, particularly their Tantric versions, in India, Tibet or in modern Western societies, Geoffrey Samuel adopts an historically and textually informed anthropological approach, seeking to locate and understood religion in its social & cultural context.