Indian Esoteric Buddhism: A Social History of the Tantric Movement

Indian Esoteric Buddhism: A Social History of the Tantric Movement

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Despite the rapid spread of Buddhism -- especially the esoteric system of Tantra, one of its most popular yet most misunderstood forms -- the historical origins of Buddhist thought and practice remain obscure. This groundbreaking work describes the genesis of the Tantric movement in early medieval India, where it developed as a response to, and in some ways an example of, the feudalization of Indian society. Drawing on primary documents -- many translated for the… (more)

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Publisher: Columbia University Press (June 19, 2012)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 475 pages

File size: 24.8 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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