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Renowned goddess of desire [electronic resource] : women, sex, and speech in Tantra / Loriliai Biernacki.

Author/Creator:
Biernacki, Loriliai.
Publication:
Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2007.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (313 p.)
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Subjects:
Women in Tantrism.
Kāmākhya (Hindu deity) -- Cult.
Tantric literature -- India, Northeastern -- History and criticism.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
The role of women and ideas of gender are fundamental components of all religious traditions. This book examines the representations of women within Tantra using a case study of a selection of Hindu Tantric texts from the 15th through 18th centuries in Northeast India.
Contents:
Contents; Note on Transliteration; Introduction: The Goddess on the Blue Hill of Kamakhya; 1. The ''Kali Practice''; 2. Sex Talk and Gender Rites; 3. The Other/Woman; 4. To Speak Like a Woman; 5. How the Blue Goddess of Speech Turns Blue; Conclusion; Appendix 1: Sources, Other Tantras, and Historical Context; Appendix 2: Synopsis of Contents of the Brhannila Tantra; Notes; Bibliography; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y
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Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references (p. [277]-292) and index.
Description based on print version record.
ISBN:
0-19-532783-7
0-19-804387-2
9786611165598
1-281-16559-X
1-4356-2044-5
OCLC:
191827233