Tantra — Hedonism in Indian Culture
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.
Note: The description given here is copyright of the original publisher and is presented here for informational purposes only.
Other Details :
Author/Editor: Prem Saran
Year of Publication: 2006
Publisher: DK Printworld
Shipping Information: This book is not kept in stock and will take 2-3 weeks to be despatched.
Questions & Answers
Have a Question?
Be the first to ask a question about this.