ISBN 9788124600979,Tantra - Hedonism in Indian Culture

Tantra - Hedonism in Indian Culture

Rs240

Publisher

D.K. Printworld (P) Ltd.

Publication Year 2006
ISBN-13

ISBN 9788124600979

ISBN-10 812460097X
Binding

Hard Back

Number of Pages 100 Pages
Language (English)
Subject

Fiction

This is a brilliant cultural-anthropological study exploring those hedonistic aspects of the pan-Indian heritage which, represented by centuries of the non-Vedic, Tantric tradition, affirm that the pleasurable, especially the sexually pleasurable, is natural as a means to achieve the highest mystical experience. Himself a Tantric initiate, Prem Saran offers a compelling, sympathetic analysis of Tantrism, its place in the Bengali and Assamese cultures, and its pervasiveness in pan-Indian thought and ritual generally. Prem Saran's is also a cultural critique of modern Indian values and life-ways. In addition, it is an exercise in methodology, employing certain anthropological tools and concepts like Cultural Debate, Cultural Criticism, Hindu Renaissance and Pizza-effect- the last three having been developed by the late Professor Agehananda Bharati whom the author acknowledges as a constant source of encouragement during the last decade.
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