Eating the Heart of the Brahmin: Representations of Alterity and the Formation of Identity in Tantric Buddhist Discourse

@article{Gray2005EatingTH,
  title={Eating the Heart of the Brahmin: Representations of Alterity and the Formation of Identity in Tantric Buddhist Discourse},
  author={D. Gray},
  journal={History of Religions},
  year={2005},
  volume={45},
  pages={45 - 69}
}
  • D. Gray
  • Published 2005
  • History
  • History of Religions
  • ç 2005 by The University of Chicago. All rights reserved. 0018-2710/2005/4501-0003$10.00 eating the heart: transgression in tantric buddhist literature Religious identity, as is now widely recognized, is not monolithic but relational, developing and changing through the encounters that continually occur between competing religious traditions. 1 In this article I will explore the process by which religious identity was formed in a Tantric Buddhist tradition during the early medieval period… CONTINUE READING
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