History of the Tantric Religion: An Historical, Ritualistic and Philosophy Study

Author:

N.N. Bhattacharyya

Publisher:

MANOHAR PUBLISHERS AND DISTRIBUTORS

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Publisher

MANOHAR PUBLISHERS AND DISTRIBUTORS

Publication Year 2007
ISBN-13

9788173046506

ISBN-10 8173046506
Binding

Paperback

Edition Second Revised Edition
Number of Pages 580 Pages
Language (English)
Dimensions (Cms) 21x14x2.5
Weight (grms) 624

 


In this book, the author presents in historical outline, the genesis, development and structural analysis of the Tantric tradition in India and its place in the Indian religious and philosophical systems. It studies the different aspects of Tantrism, its vastness and intricacies, its heterogeneous and contradictory elements and gives a historical perspective to the conglomeration of ideas and practices through space and time.


After an introduction to the meaning of Tantra, the work outlines the various texts which comprise Tantric literature. The development of Tantrism is traced from pre-Vedic times through the Vedic, Post-Vedic, early Buddhist a Jain period down to the evolution of the concept of Sakti in Indian religious thinking. The sequence is carried forward y a study of the development of Tantric Buddhism in India and Tantric Ideas and practices in medieval religious systems. The Lokayata tradition and its connection with Tantrism and finally the emergence of sophisticated Tantras with Sakta orientation completes this historical study of Tantrism through the ages.


This important work also incorporates a review on Tantric art and a glossary of Tantric technical terms with reference to text, and intermeniaries.


 

N.N. Bhattacharyya

As an Indologist, N.N. Bhattacharyya requires no introduction. He retired as professor of History from Calcutta University and passed away in 2001. He wrote a large number of books most of which have gone into several printings.
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