Dupuche, John R., Abhinavagupta: The Kula Ritual as Elaborated in Chapter 29 of the Tantrāloka

Dupuche, John R., Abhinavagupta: The Kula Ritual as Elaborated in Chapter 29 of the Tantrāloka Indo-Iran J (2007) 50: 267–268 DOI 10.1007/s10783-008-9066-1 B O O K R E V I E W Dupuche, John R., Abhinavagupta: The Kula Ritual as Elaborated in Chapter 29 of the Tantr ¯ aloka Delhi: Motilal Banarsidass Publishers, 2003, XV + 532 pp. ISBN 81-208-1979-9. R. 795,- Sanjukta Gupta © Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2008 John R. Dupuche has revealed great scholarly zeal and philological hard work in bringing out this work. He has written an excellent translation of an extremely terse text, the Chapter 29 of the Tantr ¯ aloka of Abhinavagupta which explains the secret ritual of initiation in the kula tradition and provides a clear analytical overview of the text. He has divided his dissertation into two parts. The first part contains a detail ex- position of his material from a historical point of view. The second part concentrates on the text of Tantr ¯ aloka 29 . Dupuche states that the daily ritual described in ch. 29 of the Tantr ¯ aloka “consists of two parts, the first of which, ´ sl . 18-23, achieves the state of bhairav¯ı-mudr ¯ a in- tended by the Kula ritual, while the second, ´ sl . 24-55, http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Indo-Iranian Journal Brill

Dupuche, John R., Abhinavagupta: The Kula Ritual as Elaborated in Chapter 29 of the Tantrāloka

Indo-Iranian Journal, Volume 50 (3): 267 – Jan 1, 2007

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Indo-Iran J (2007) 50: 267–268 DOI 10.1007/s10783-008-9066-1 B O O K R E V I E W Dupuche, John R., Abhinavagupta: The Kula Ritual as Elaborated in Chapter 29 of the Tantr ¯ aloka Delhi: Motilal Banarsidass Publishers, 2003, XV + 532 pp. ISBN 81-208-1979-9. R. 795,- Sanjukta Gupta © Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2008 John R. Dupuche has revealed great scholarly zeal and philological hard work in bringing out this work. He has written an excellent translation of an extremely terse text, the Chapter 29 of the Tantr ¯ aloka of Abhinavagupta which explains the secret ritual of initiation in the kula tradition and provides a clear analytical overview of the text. He has divided his dissertation into two parts. The first part contains a detail ex- position of his material from a historical point of view. The second part concentrates on the text of Tantr ¯ aloka 29 . Dupuche states that the daily ritual described in ch. 29 of the Tantr ¯ aloka “consists of two parts, the first of which, ´ sl . 18-23, achieves the state of bhairav¯ı-mudr ¯ a in- tended by the Kula ritual, while the second, ´ sl . 24-55,

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