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Author: S K Moharana
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8173051917
This book is an exhaustive study on Tantric Buddhism touching upon all aspects of the religion as it evolved through centuries. The introductory chapter describes the meaning of the Tantras, their antiquity and the emergence and growth of Tantric Buddhism. The difference between the Hindu Tantras and the Buddhist Tantras have also been outlined. The subsequent chapters study the Tantric trend in Buddhism, different aspects of Tantric Buddhism, some prominent siddhacaryas, Tantric literature, gods and goddesses and the impact of Tantric Buddhism on the literature and social life of the people of this soil.
This book is particularly valuable for its scholarly exposition of the origin and development of Tantric Buddhism. It is a well-researched and documented wok supplemented with carefully chosen photographs. Written in lucid, dignified and absorbing style, this book will prove both stimulating and informative to the scholars and even to the general readers.
An in-depth survey of the development of Tantric Buddhism.
-PROF THOMAS DONALDSON, Deptt of Arts
Presents a critical account on the development of Tantric Buddhism and is a real contribution in the field of historical studies of Buddhist Tantric thoughts and practices.
-PROF MAHESH TIWARY SHASTRI, Deptt of Buddhist Studies
A scholarly work and a positive contribution in the field of Indology.
-PROF UPENDRA THAKUR, Deptt of AIAS
An admirable attempt to fill up the gaps in the cultural history of Orissa.
-PROF N K SAHU, Ex-Professor, History & Vice-Chancellor