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Siva Wendy Doniger O'Flaherty

Siva By Wendy Doniger O'Flaherty

Siva by Wendy Doniger O'Flaherty

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Originally called `Asceticism and eroticism in the mythology of Siva'.

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Siva: The Erotic Ascetic by Wendy Doniger O'Flaherty

Originally published under the title Asceticism and Eroticism in the Mythology of Siva, this book traces the development of an Indian approach to an enduring human dilemma: the conflict between spiritual aspirations and human desires. The work examines hundreds of related myths and a wide range of Indian texts--Vedic, Puranic, classical, modern, and tribal--centering on the stories of the great ascetic, Siva, and his erotic alter ego, Kama.

Siva Reviews

Extremely useful as an entree into an otherwise practically incomprehensible collection of original texts.--Brannon M. Wheeler, Macalester College A cause for celebration....A book that can be read for enjoyment, as well as enlightenment, by Indologists and laymen alike....One of the half-dozen most important studies of Indian religion and culture in modern times.--Journal of Asian Studies

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Siva: The Erotic Ascetic by Wendy Doniger O'Flaherty
Used - Good
Oxford University Press Inc
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