‘The Cradle of Tantra’: Modern Transformations of a Tantric Centre in Northeast India from Nationalist Symbol to Tourist Destination

@article{Urban2019TheCO,
  title={‘The Cradle of Tantra’: Modern Transformations of a Tantric Centre in Northeast India from Nationalist Symbol to Tourist Destination},
  author={Hugh B. Urban},
  journal={South Asia: Journal of South Asian Studies},
  year={2019},
  volume={42},
  pages={256 - 277}
}
  • H. Urban
  • Published 4 March 2019
  • Sociology
  • South Asia: Journal of South Asian Studies
Abstract This article examines the modern transformations of the temple of the goddess, Kāmākhyā, and her most important festival, Ambuvācī Melā, in Assam. Since at least the eighth century, Kāmākhyā has been revered as one of the most important ‘seats of power’ or centres of the goddess that dot the landscape of South Asia. However, during the last century, this temple and its festivals have undergone a series of profound transformations—first, in the context of Hindu nationalism and attempts… 
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