'Yogini' in South Asia: Interdisciplinary Approaches


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In different stages in the history of South Asian religions, the term yogini has been used in various contexts to designate various things: a female adept of yoga, a female tantric practitioner, a sorceress, a woman dedicated to a deity, or a certain category of female deities. This book brings together recent interdisciplinary perspectives on the medieval South Asian cults of the Yoginis, such as textual-philological, historical, art historical, indological, anthropological, ritual and terminological. The book discusses ...

'Yogini' in South Asia: Interdisciplinary Approaches 2013, Routledge, London

ISBN-13: 9780415625227