Routledge Studies in Tantric Traditions

Series Editor: Gavin Flood

Routledge Studies in Tantric Traditions is a major new monograph series which has been established to publish scholarship on south, east and southeast Asian tantric traditions. The series aims to promote the serious study of both Hindu and Buddhist tantric traditions through the publication of anthropological and textual studies and will not be limited to any one method. Indeed, the series would hope to promote the view that anthropological studies can be informed by texts and textual studies informed by anthropology. The series will therefore publish contemporary ethnographies from different regions, philological studies, philosophical studies, and historical studies of different periods which contribute to the academic endeavour to understand the role of tantric texts and their meaning in particular cultural contexts. In this way, the series will hope to establish what the continuities and divergencies are between Buddhist and Hindu tantric traditions and between different regions. The series will be a major contribution to the fields of Indology, Sinology, History of Religions, and Anthropology.

  • The Radha Tantra

    A Critical Edition and annotated translation

    By Mans Broo

    This book presents a translation and critically edited text of the Radha Tantra, an anonymous 18th century tantric text from Bengal. The text and translation is prefaced by an introduction that situates the text in its social and historical context, as well as discuss its significance. The…

    Hardback – 2016-03-01 
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  • Goddess Traditions in Tantric Hinduism

    History, Practice and Doctrine

    Edited by Bjarne Olesen

    Hinduism cannot be understood without the Great Goddess and the goddess-orientated Sakta traditions. The Goddess pervades Hinduism at all levels, from aniconic village deities to high-caste pan-Hindu goddesses to esoteric, tantric goddesses. Nevertheless, the highly influential tantric forms of…

    Hardback – 2015-09-29 
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  • Tantric Mantras

    Studies on Mantrasastra

    By Andre Padoux

    Providing a systematic and complete overview of the highest scholarly quality on Tantric mantras in Hinduism, this book presents a summary on the nature of Tantric mantras, their phonetic aspect, structure and classifications. Additionally, it explains the metaphysical-theological nature of Tantric…

    Paperback – 2015-07-23
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  • Tantric Visual Culture

    A Cognitive Approach

    By Sthaneshwar Timalsina

    Indian culture relies greatly on visual expression, and this book uses both classical Indian and contemporary Western philosophies and current studies on cognitive sciences, and applies them to contextualize Tantric visual culture. The work selects aspects of Tantric language and the practice of…

    Hardback – 2015-02-12
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  • An Introduction to Tantric Philosophy

    The Paramarthasara of Abhinavagupta with the Commentary of Yogaraja

    By Lyne Bansat-Boudon, Kamalesha Datta Tripathi

    The Parama¯rthasa¯ra, or ‘Essence of Ultimate Reality’, is a work of the Kashmirian polymath Abhinavagupta (tenth–eleventh centuries). It is a brief treatise in which the author outlines the doctrine of which he is a notable exponent, namely nondualistic S´aivism, which he designates in his works…

    Paperback – 2013-02-15
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  • Identity, Ritual and State in Tibetan Buddhism

    The Foundations of Authority in Gelukpa Monasticism

    By Martin A. Mills

    This is a major anthropological study of contemporary Tibetan Buddhist monasticism and tantric ritual in the Ladakh region of North-West India and of the role of tantric ritual in the formation and maintenance of traditional forms of state structure and political consciousness in Tibet. Containing…

    Paperback – 2010-07-01
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  • The Khecarividya of Adinatha

    A Critical Edition and Annotated Translation of an Early Text of Hathayoga

    By James Mallinson

    Describing one of the most important practices of hathayoga (khecarimudra), the Khecarividya of Adinatha is presented here to an English-speaking readership for the first time. The author, James Mallinson, draws on thirty Sanskrit works, as well as original fieldwork amongst yogins in India who use…

    Paperback – 2010-04-01
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