The Dance of Siva: Religion, Art and Poetry in South India
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating

The Dance of Siva: Religion, Art and Poetry in South India

2.67 of 5 stars 2.67  ·  rating details  ·  3 ratings  ·  0 reviews
This is an account of Siva's Dance of Bliss, which has become a popular symbol in the West for Hinduism and Eastern mysticism. Siva is one of the two main gods of Hinduism, and his worshippers comprise half of all Hindus. Sanskrit is the poem written by Umapati Sivacarya, Siva theologian and temple priest in Cidambaram, South India, in the 14th century. Starting with the b...more
Hardcover, 301 pages
Published April 24th 2007 by Cambridge University Press (first published July 26th 1996)
more details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Community Reviews

(showing 1-9 of 9)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  rating details
Maxwin marked it as to-read
Jun 07, 2014
Asteropê marked it as to-read
Jan 16, 2014
Shivangi marked it as to-read
Jun 18, 2012
Tyler marked it as to-read
Feb 11, 2012
Bangaloregirl marked it as to-read
Mar 02, 2010
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
David James Smith was born in south London in 1956 and has been a journalist all of his work life. He wrote for the monthly magazine Esquire before joining the Sunday Times Magazine. He is the author of The Sleep of Reason, All About Jill, and Supper with the Crippens. He lives in Lewes, East Sussex.

More about David James Smith...
Young Mandela: The Revolutionary Years The Sleep of Reason: James Bulger Case One Morning in Sarajevo: 28 June 1914 Supper with the Crippens: A New Investigation into One of the Most Notorious Domestic Murders in History Young Mandela

Share This Book