Tantra: Sex, Secrecy, Politics, and Power in the Study of Religion

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Motilal Banarsidass Publishe, 2008 - Religion and politics - 372 pages
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Bhadriraju Krishnamurti (1928) is Professor and Head of the department of Linguistics at Osmania University, Hyderabad. He received a B.A. (Hons.) Degree (1948) in Telugu language and literature at Andhra University Waltair and an M.A. (1955) and Ph.D. (1957) in linguistics from the university of Pennsylvania U.S.A.
 

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Contents

The Golden Age of the Vedas and the Dark Age of Kālī Tantrism Orientalism and the Bengal Renaissance
44
Sacrificing White Goats to the Goddess Tantra and Political Violence in Colonial India
73
Indias Darkest Heart Tantra in the Literary Imagination
106
Deodorized Tantra Sex Scandal Secrecy and Censorship in the Works of John Woodroffe and Swami Vivekananda
134
Religion for the Age of Darkness Tantra and the History of Religions in the Twentieth Century
165
The Cult of Ecstasy Meldings of East and West in a New Age ofTantra
203
Reimagining Tantra in Contemporary Discourse
264
Notes
283
Bibliography
337
Index
367
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