The Origins of Yoga and Tantra: Indic Religions to the Thirteenth Century

By: Geoffrey Samuel

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Yoga tantra and other forms of Asian meditation are practised in modernized forms throughout the world today but most introductions to Hinduism or Buddhism tell only part of the story of how they developed. This book is an interpretation of the history of Indic religions up to around 1200 CE with particular focus on the development of yogic and tantric traditions. It assesses how much we really know about this period and asks what sense we can make of the evolution of yogic and tantric practices which were to become such central and important features of the Indic religious scene. Its originality lies in seeking to understand these traditions in terms of the total social and religious context of South Asian society during this period including the religious practices of the general population with their close engagement with family gender economic life and other pragmatic concerns.Printed Pages: 432.

Title: The Origins of Yoga and Tantra: Indic Religions to the Thirteenth Century

Author Name: Geoffrey Samuel

Categories: India, Yoga,

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Cambridge University Press: 2013

ISBN: 1107678978

ISBN 13: 9781107678972

Binding: Softcover

Book Condition: New

Seller ID: 101481

Keywords: The Origins of Yoga and Tantra: Indic Religions to the Thirteenth Century Geoffrey Samuel