Roots of Tantra, The

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Katherine Anne Harper, Robert L. Brown
SUNY Press, 2012 - Religion - 270 pages
Among the many spiritual traditions born and developed in India, Tantra has been the most difficult to define. Almost everything about it its major characteristics, its sources, its relationships to other religions, even its practices are debated among sc
 

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Contents

Introduction by Robert L Brown
1
OVERVIEWS
15
THE HISTORY AND DEVELOPMENT OF TANTRA
37
THE ART HISTORY AND ARCHAEOLOGY OF TANTRA
91
THE VEDAS AND TANTRA
169

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Katherine Anne Harper is Associate Professor of Art History at Loyola Marymount University and the author of The Iconography of the Saptamatrikas: Seven Hindu Goddesses of Spiritual Transformation.

Robert L. Brown is Professor of Art History at the University of California, Los Angeles and the Curator of Southeast Asian Art at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. He is the author of The Dvaravati Wheels of the Law and the Indianization of South East Asia, and editor of Ganesh: Studies of an Asian God, also published by SUNY Press, and Art from Thailand.

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