Against the Grain

Tantra’s Subversive Potential

What can Hinduism’s meditative traditions offer to movements for social change? In especially Tantric principles Farah Godrej finds resources for challenging gender, class/caste, and other hierarchies. Of particular significance, in Godrej’s view, is Tantra’s rejection of the matter/spirit dualism that pervades orthodox Hindu philosophical systems.

Farah Godrej, “Orthodoxy and Dissent in Hinduism’s Meditative Traditions: A Critical Tantric Politics?” New Political Science

Farah Godrej, Cosmopolitan Political Thought: Method, Practice, Discipline Oxford University Press, 2011

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