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Description - Siva by Wendy Doniger O'Flaherty

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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Book Details

ISBN: 9780195202502
ISBN-10: 0195202503
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 140mm x 25mm)
Pages: 416
Imprint: Oxford University Press Inc
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Publish Date: 4-Mar-1981
Country of Publication: United States

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