The Power of Tantra: Religion, Sexuality and the Politics of South Asian Studies

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Focusing on one of the oldest and most important Tantric traditions, based in Assam, northeast India, Hugh B. Urban shows that Tantra is less about optimal sexual pleasure than about harnessing the divine power of the goddess that flows alike through the cosmos, the human body and political society. In a fresh and vital contribution to the field, the author suggests that the "real" meaning of Tantra lies in helping us rethink not just the history of Indian religions, but also our own modern obsessions with power, sex and ...

The Power of Tantra: Religion, Sexuality, and the Politics of South Asian Studies 2009, I. B. Tauris & Company, London, England

ISBN-13: 9781845118747

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The Power of Tantra: Religion, Sexuality and the Politics of South Asian Studies 2009, I. B. Tauris & Company, London, England

ISBN-13: 9781845118730

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