Titolo: Abhinavagupta: The Kula Ritual As Elaborated...
Casa editrice: Motilal Banarsidass
Data di pubblicazione: 2003
Condizione libro: very good
Gently used. Expect delivery in 2-3 weeks. Codice inventario libreria 9788120819795-3
Riassunto: In Abhinavagupta's encyclopaedic work, the Tantraloka (Light on the Tantras), he describes the various tantras of his day and places at their apex the most extreme of them, the Kula ritual, which proposes the use of wine and meat and intercourse with women of the low castes. Is Abhinavagupta's esteem of the Kula ritual just the shadow side of genius, an abberation best forgotten? This book is a translation - the first into English of any chapter of the Tantraloka of Abhinavagupta's version of the Kula ritual. It also provides a translation - the first into any language - of Jayaratha's indispensable commentary. It shows the structure of the text, which is not a confused mass of codes and activities but is articulated as finely as an Indian temple. The translation is accompanied by a commentary, the appendices, including a glossary and index of words.
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