[INDOLOGY] New Publication: Tantric Communities in Context

Nina Mirnig nina.mirnig at googlemail.com
Thu Jan 2 12:14:32 UTC 2020

Dear colleagues,
(apologies for cross-posting)

Happy New Year!

It is a pleasure to announce the publication of the collected volume Tantric Communities in Context, edited by Nina Mirnig, Marion Rastelli and Vincent Eltschinger. Please find below a table of contents. 

The book can be ordered at https://verlag.oeaw.ac.at/tantric-communities-context <https://verlag.oeaw.ac.at/tantric-communities-context> and will also be available for download in Open Access after a year. 

With best wishes,
Nina Mirnig


Dr. Nina Mirnig MSt DPhil (Oxon)
Institute for the Cultural and Intellectual History of Asia
Austrian Academy of Sciences
Hollandstrasse 11–13
A-1020 Vienna
Tel.: +43 1 51581 / 6411
Fax: +43 1 51581 / 6410


Preface – vii
Introduction – ix

ALEXIS SANDERSON: How public was Śaivism? – 1

Tantric Identities

SHAMAN HATLEY: Sisters and consorts, adepts and goddesses: Representations of women in the Brahmayāmala – 49

CSABA KISS: The Bhasmāṅkura in Śaiva texts – 83

ROBERT LEACH: Renegotiating ritual identities: Blurred boundaries between Pāñcarātra ritual communities in South India – 107

KLAUS-DIETER MATHES: *Sahajavajra’s integration of Tantra into mainstream Buddhism: An analysis of his *Tattvadaśakaṭīkā and *Sthitisamāsa – 137

CHRISTIAN FERSTL: Bāṇa’s literary representation of a South Indian Śaivite – 171

Tantric Ritual Communities

JUDIT TÖRZSÖK: Whose dharma? Śaiva and Śākta community rules and Dharmaśāstric prescriptions – 205

ELLEN GOUGH: Tantric ritual components in the initiation of a Digambara Jain – 233

PÉTER-DÁNIEL SZÁNTÓ: Minor Vajrayāna texts V: The Gaṇacakravidhi attributed to Ratnākaraśānti – 275

RYUGEN TANEMURA: The recipient of the Tantric Buddhist funeral – 315
Tantric Communities in the Public Sphere

MARION RASTELLI: Narratives as a medium for appealing to the royal court: A look into the Ahirbudhnyasaṃhitā – 335

FRANCESCO BIANCHINI: In case of emergency: Addressing rulers in the Ahirbudhnyasaṃhitā – 363

DOMINIC GOODALL: Damanotsava: On love in spring on what Jñānaśambhu wrote, and on the spread of public festivals into the Mantramārga – 385

GUDRUN BÜHNEMANN: Hanumān worship under the kings of the late Malla period in Nepal – 425

Beyond Tantric Communities: the Interface with Lay Communities

NINA MIRNIG: “Rudras on Earth” on the eve of the Tantric Age: The Śivadharmaśāstra and the making of Śaiva lay and initiatory communities – 471

PETER BISSCHOP: Inclusivism revisited: The worship of other gods in the Śivadharmaśāstra, the Skandapurāṇa, and the Niśvāsamukha – 511

S.A.S. SARMA: Mātṛtantra texts of South India with special reference to the worship of Rurujit in Kerala and to three different communities associated with this worship – 539

GERGELY HIDAS: Further Mahāpratisarā fragments from Gilgit – 571

Index – 587


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