New Publication

Marion Rastelli marion.rastelli at OEAW.AC.AT
Tue Oct 24 10:15:06 UTC 2000

I am pleased to announce the following publication:

Hélène Brunner, Gerhard Oberhammer, André Padoux (Eds.):
Tantrikabhidhanakosa I. Dictionnaire des termes techniques de la
littérature hindoue tantrique. A Dictionary of Technical Terms from
Hindu Tantric Literature. Wörterbuch zur Terminologie hinduistischer
Tantren. (Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften.
Philosophisch-historische Klasse, Sitzungsberichte 681 = Beiträge zur
Kultur- und Geistesgeschichte Asiens 35). Wien 2000.

This book is the first volume of a dictionary of technical terms from
Hindu tantric literature, which either are not found or whose technical
meanings or uses are not mentioned in the usual Sanskrit dictionaries.
It presents translations of the Sanskrit terms into French, English and
German, explanations of their meaning and usage in one of the three
languages mentioned above, and references from saiva and vaisnava texts.
Apart from the editors the authors are C. Bouy, G. Colas, M.
Czerniak-Drozdzowicz, G. Flood, T. Goudriaan, Sylvia Raghunathan-Stark,
M. Rastelli, and R. Torella. This volume contains a detailed
introduction in French and 557 entries on words beginning with the
vowels (a to au) of the Sanskrit alphabet. Three or four further volumes
are planned.

To order a copy of this book, please contact:
Austrian Academy of Sciences Press
A-1011 Wien, Postfach 471, Postgasse 7/4
Fax +43-1-51581-400
e-mail: verlag at

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