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Tantra: Hedonism in Indian Culture

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This is a cultural-anthropological study exploring those hedonistic aspects of the pan-Indian heritage which affirm that the pleasurable, especially the sexually pleasurable, is natural as a means to achieve the highest mystical experience.

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ISBN 13 9788124600979
Book Language English
Binding Hardcover
Total Pages 100
Edition 1st
Release Year 2006
Publisher D.K. Printworld Pvt. Ltd.
Author Prem Saran
Category Tantra Studies   Cultural Studies   Ever Green Shelf Life  
Weight 350.00 g
Dimension 14.00 x 22.00 x 1.80

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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.
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