Prapañcasāra Tantra

The Tantra on the Nature of Creation

by Louise M. Finn

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Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 8/2/2017

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 752
ISBN : 9781504380058
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 752
ISBN : 9781504380072
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 752
ISBN : 9781504380065

About the Book

The book is a translation of an ancient, previously untranslated Indian/Hindu Tantrik (religious) text. It is an important text in the field of Tantrik Hinduism and may have been written around the end of the first millennium. It is written in Sanskrit which is India’s classical (dead) language and a sister language to classical Greek, Latin, and Avestan. There is a strong metaphysical content, but the text is also concerned with the worship and rituals of many of India’s gods and goddesses.

About the Author

Louise Finn is an American from Baltimore and a B.A. graduate in Modern languages from the University of Notre Dame of Maryland. Whilst on a Fulbright scholarship [to France, she met her British husband and subsequently moved to the UK. On one of her husband’s many postings abroad, the family lived in India for two years which initiated her interest in everything Indian - especially religion. On return to London she took a second B.A. degree in South Asian Studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies (Univ. of London) and later a PhD. Her previously translated and published texts are: The Kulacūḍāmaṇi Tantra and the Vāmakeśvara Tantra.