Siva: The Erotic Ascetic by Wendy Doniger O'flahertySiva: The Erotic Ascetic by Wendy Doniger O'flaherty

Siva: The Erotic Ascetic

byWendy Doniger O'flaherty

Paperback | May 1, 1994

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Originally published under the title Asceticism and Eroticism in the Mythology of Siva, this book traces the development of an Indian approach to an enduring human dilemma: the conflict between spiritual aspirations and human desires. The work examines hundreds of related myths and a widerange of Indian texts--Vedic, Puranic, classical, modern, and tribal--centering on the stories of the great ascetic, Siva, and his erotic alter ego, Kama.
Wendy Doniger O'Flaherty is at The Divinity School of the University of Chicago.
Title:Siva: The Erotic AsceticFormat:PaperbackDimensions:416 pages, 7.99 × 5.31 × 0.83 inPublished:May 1, 1994Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0195202503

ISBN - 13:9780195202502

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Editorial Reviews

"A cause for celebration....A book that can be read for enjoyment, as well as enlightenment, by Indologists and laymen alike....One of the half-dozen most important studies of Indian religion and culture in modern times."--Journal of Asian Studies