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The Economics of Ecstasy: Tantra, Secrecy, and Power in Colonial Bengal
This is a study of the Bengali Kartabhaja sect and its place in the broader movement of Tantrism, an Indian religious movement employing purposely shocking sexual language and rituals. The author looks closely at the relationship between the rise of the Kartabhajas, who flourished at the turn of the 19th century, and the changing economic context of colonial Bengal. Made u ...more
Hardcover, 308 pages
Published November 29th 2001 by Oxford University Press, USA
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