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Buddhist Tantra: Methodology and Historiography

Pranshu Samdarshi
Type: Print Book
Genre: Religion & Spirituality, History
Language: English, Sanskrit
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This book analyses our conventional ways of looking at Buddhism in general and Buddhist tantra in particular. It investigates how the frameworks and structures that were developed for European studies and Biblical studies have been deployed to interpret various facets of Buddhism. Many such models that still dominate the historical imagination of Buddhist studies have been examined in this book. This book also proposes an alternative approach towards the Buddhist studies and advocates incorporating the critical study of tantra texts from the perspective of traditional accounts.

About the Author

Dr. Pranshu Samdarshi works as an Assistant Professor at Nalanda University,Rajgir, India. His research concerns the history and literature of Tantra traditions in Southern Asia and Tibet. His PhD research from the Department of History, University of Delhi, explored the dynamic relationship between sacred feminine imagery and Buddhist Tantra practice. He has been recipient of a Junior Research Fellowship and a Senior Research Fellowship of UGC, India. He has also designed and taught courses for Buddhist studies at Namgyal Institute of Tibetology, Gangtok and Indira Gandhi National Centre for Arts, Delhi, India.

Book Details

ISBN: 9789353510886
Number of Pages: 216
Dimensions: 5"x8"
Interior Pages: B&W
Binding: Hard Cover (Case Binding)
Availability: In Stock (Print on Demand)

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