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Gender & Religion Research Centre Seminar
Friday 26th January 2001
13:00-14:30, Rm 336, Main Building, SOAS

Gender in Tantrism
Dr Kathleen Taylor
School of Oriental and African Studies

Hindu and Buddhist Tantra is well-known for the prominent role it gives to
the feminine principle in its imagery and philosophy, and it represents a
goddess tradition that is still very much alive. Yet most tantric female
divinities are remarkable for their terrifying and gruesome iconography.
What is the significance of this imagery?

All are welcome!

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