Overview:'Yogini' in South Asia: Interdisciplinary Approaches - In different stages in the history of South Asian religions, the term yogini has been used in various contexts to designate various things: a female adept of yoga, a female tantric practitioner, a sorceress, a woman dedicated to a deity, or a certain category of female deities. This book brings together recent interdisciplinary perspectives on the medieval South Asian cults of the Yoginis, such as textual-philological, historical, art historical, indological, anthropological, ritual and terminological. The book discusses the medieval yogini cult, as illustrated in early Saiva tantric texts, and their representations in South Asian temple iconography. It looks at the roles and hypostases of yoginis in contemporary religious traditions, as well as the transformations of yogini-related ritual practices. In addition, this book systematizes the multiple meanings, and proposes definitions of the concept and models for integrating the semantic fields of 'yogini.'Highlighting the importance of research from complementary disciplines for the exploration of complex themes in South Asian studies, this book is of interest to scholars of South Asian Studies and Religious Studies.

This book is on page /88f0ff300130a9332bf7ee8997e69000/book/1603734554-9781138575486. It was written by the following authors: Istvan Keul. Book 'Yogini' in South Asia: Interdisciplinary Approaches, which can be read online, published by the company: Taylor & Francis Ltd. Other books on similar topics can be found in sections: Technology, Spirituality, Science, Beliefs, Medicine. The book was published on 2017-10-12 00:00:00. It has 240 pages and is published in Paperback format and weight 363 g. File for download 'Yogini' in South Asia: Interdisciplinary Approaches has PDF format and is called yogini-in-south-asia-interdisciplinary-approaches.pdf. Other books you can download below. Our nottedeiricercatoriaq.it site is not responsible for the content of PDF files.


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