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About the Author
Table of Contents
1. Introduction: A Plethora of Promises
2. Early Medieval India
3. The Medieval Buddhist Experience
4. The Victory of Esoterism and the Imperial Metaphor
5. Siddhas and the Religious Landscape
6. Siddhas, Literature, and Language
7. Siddhas, Monks, and Communities
8. Conclusion: The Esoteric Conundrum
Appendix: Probable Pasupata Sites
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Ronald M. Davidson gives us an original and revelatory contribution to the study of Buddhism and Indian religions, one that will surely provoke animated discussion and debate.
An exceptional work of stunning research, eloquence, and unusual innovativeness.
This extraordinary work advances our knowledge of esoteric Buddhism in India by placing it in the broader context of Indian history and culture, drawing on texts, archaeological evidence, and inscriptions. It will no doubt be required reading for all serious students of medieval Indian religion.
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The author is evidently intelligent, learned and blessed. This work is like a very large mountain - arriving at the top you are left both out of breath and speechless.