Siva

By: Wendy Doniger O'Flaherty

Catalogue Number: K4C-322Q

Siva

  • Format: Hardback
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
  • ISBN: 9780195202502
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Synopsis

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.

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