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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.

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  1. An Introduction to Tantric Philosophy

    The Paramarthasara of Abhinavagupta with the Commentary of Yogaraja

    By Lyne Bansat-Boudon, Kamalesha Datta Tripathi

    Series: Routledge Studies in Tantric Traditions

    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...

    Published February 15th 2013 by Routledge

  2. Tantric Mantras

    Studies on Mantrasastra

    By Andre Padoux

    Series: Routledge Studies in Tantric Traditions

    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...

    Published May 19th 2011 by Routledge

  3. Identity, Ritual and State in Tibetan Buddhism

    The Foundations of Authority in Gelukpa Monasticism

    By Martin A. Mills

    Series: Routledge Studies in Tantric Traditions

    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...

    Published July 1st 2010 by Routledge

  4. The Khecarividya of Adinatha

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

    By James Mallinson

    Series: Routledge Studies in Tantric Traditions

    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...

    Published April 1st 2010 by Routledge

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Forthcoming Books

  1. Tantric Visual Culture: A Cognitive Approach
    By Sthaneshwar Timalsina
    To Be Published January 27th 2015
  2. Goddess Traditions in Tantric Hinduism: History, Practice and Doctrine
    Edited by Bjarne Olesen
    To Be Published June 30th 2015

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