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Foucault and the KamasutraThe Courtesan, the Dandy, and the Birth of Ars Erotica as Theater in India

Foucault and the Kamasutra: The Courtesan, the Dandy, and the Birth of Ars Erotica as Theater in India

Sanjay K. Gautam

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780226348308
eISBN:
9780226348582
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226348582.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This book is an historical exploration into the origins of the the Kāmasūtra, a treatise on sexual-erotic pleasure, and the Nātyaśāstra, a treatise on theater, music, dance, and aesthetic pleasure in ... More

The Hindu Tantric WorldAn Overview

The Hindu Tantric World: An Overview

André Padoux

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226423937
eISBN:
9780226424125
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226424125.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

Tantra occupies a unique position in Western understandings of Hindu spirituality. Its carnal dimension has made its name instantly recognizable, but this popular fascination with sex has obscured ... More

The Serpent's GiftGnostic Reflections on the Study of Religion

The Serpent's Gift: Gnostic Reflections on the Study of Religion

Jeffrey J. Kripal

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226453804
eISBN:
9780226453828
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226453828.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

“Because thou hast done this, thou art cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field.” With those words in Genesis, God condemns the serpent for tempting Adam and Eve, and the serpent ... More

Sinister Yogis

Sinister Yogis

David Gordon White

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226895130
eISBN:
9780226895154
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226895154.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

Since the 1960s, yoga has become a billion-dollar industry in the West, attracting housewives and hipsters, New Agers and the old-aged. But our modern conception of yoga derives much from ... More

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