The Radha Tantra
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The Radha Tantra : A Critical Edition and Annotated Translation

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The Radha Tantra is an anonymous 17th century tantric text from Bengal. The text offers a lively picture of the meeting of different religious traditions in 17th century Bengal, since it presents a Sakta version of the famous Vaisnava story of Radha and Krsna. This book presents a critically edited text of the Radha Tantra, based on manuscripts in India, Nepal and Bangladesh, as well as an annotated translation It is prefaced by an introduction that situates the text in its social and historical context and discusses its significance. The introduction also looks at the composition and metrics, vocabulary and grammar, and contents and doctrine of the text. It also includes a discussion of the extensive intertextualities of the Radha Tantra, as well as the sources used for this edition. The Sanskrit text in Roman transliteration, following the standard IAST system, is then presented, followed by an English translation of the text. This book will be of interest to scholars of South Asian Religion, Tantric Studies and Religious History.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 350 pages
  • 156 x 234 x 22.86mm | 635g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • ROUTLEDGE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Annotated
  • Critical, Annotated, Translation
  • 1 black & white illustrations, 1 black & white line drawings
  • 113889236X
  • 9781138892361

About Mans Broo

Mans Broo is Senior Lecturer of Comparative Religion, Abo Akademi University, Finland.show more

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Winner 'The Donner Research Prize', 2017show more

Table of contents

1. Introduction 2. Conventions in the critical text and the translation 3. Critical Edition of the Radha Tantra 4. Annotated Translation of the Radha Tantrashow more