Catalogue Number: K4C-322Q
- Author: Wendy Doniger O'Flaherty
- Format: Hardback
- Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
- Published: 04 March 1981
- ISBN: 9780195202502
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 wide range of Indian texts--Vedic, Puranic, classical, modern, and tribal--centering on the stories of the great ascetic, Siva, and his erotic alter ego, Kama.