Courtesans and Tantric Consorts: Sexualities in Buddhist Narrative, Iconography and Ritual

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INDEX

a
Abhinikramaasūtra(AS), 88 , 94
abundance, 12 , 110
act of truth (satyavacana), 194 , 197 -98
adept/s, 135 , 138 , 141 -42
adultery, 206
Ajataśatru, King, 44 , 99
Ak obhya, 14 , 196 , 222
alcohol, 141
American Buddhism, 159 -60
Amitābha, xxiv , 72 , 199 , 202 , 219 -20
Amitāyus Dhyāna Sūtra, 44 , 99
Amrapālī, 122 , 127 -28
amulets, 215 -16, 232
ancestors, 167 , 216 , 218
androgyny, 60
anus, 83
anxiety, xxv , 60 , 62 , 112 , 181 , 184 , 186 , 191 , 213 , 216 , 231 , 232
aphrodisiacs, 135
apśaras, 31 , 97 , 105 , 109 , 114 , 125 , 211 , 220 -21
arhat/s, 88 , 97 - 99
Asa ga, 48 , 162 , 198
ascetic/s, 3 - 4 , 7 - 9 , 15 , 31 , 34 , 43 , 48 , 85 - 86 , 89 , 90 , 92 , 94 , 97 , 106 , 109 , 111 -14, 118 , 123 , 138 , 153
asceticism, 3 , 8 - 10 , 15 - 16 , 68 , 87 , 90 - 91 , 112 , 124 , 149
Aśoka, Emperor, xxii , 45 , 201 ,
astrology, 61 , 107
Aśvagho a, 6 , 13 , 17 , 97 - 98 , 118 , 130
Atiraï, 99 - 100 , 124 , 126 , 131
Atīśa, 48 , 160
auspicious/ness, xxi - xxii , 12 , 16 , 23 - 24 , 27 , 30 - 31 , 34 , 38 , 41 , 48 - 49 , 90 , 93 , 99 - 100 , 105 , 107 , 109 -11, 113 -14, 121 , 123 -25, 135 -36, 165 , 174 , 179 , 181 , 184 , 192 , 231
autonomy, 154
Avalokiteśvara, 76 , 139 , 181 , 201 -02, 221 , 228
Aziz, Barbara, 76

b
Bansode, Hira, 95
barmaid, 141 -42, 155
barrenness, 35
Basham, A. L., 108
beatings, 150 , 169 -70, 172 , 174
begging bowl, 85 , 100 , 124 -26
See also bowls
bhūmisparśa, 14
Bimbisāra, King, 44 , 99
binary opposites. See female and male
biography/ies, xxi , xxiii , xxv , 4 - 8 , 13 , 15 - 16 , 23 , 34 , 37 , 39 , 67 - 74 , 86 , 88 - 95 , 97 , 106 , 122 , 136 , 139 -42, 146 , 150 , 153 -54, 159 -61, 163 , 165 , 168 -71, 174 , 183 , 231
birds, 219 , 224
birth, 4 , 70 - 72 , 98 , 109 , 111 -12, 150 , 158 , 171 , 179 -80, 182 -83, 185 , 187 -88, 219 , 221
See also blood;
rebirth
blessing/s, 30 , 112 -13, 142
bliss, 136
blood, 58 , 75 , 94 , 140 , 152 , 167 , 181
of child birth, 46 - 47 , 199 , 214 -18
See also menstrual blood;
women, reproductive fluids of
Blood Bowl Sutra, 214 -16, 232

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Table of contents

  • Advance Praise for Courtesans and Tantric Consorts ii
  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Illustrations xi
  • Acknowledgments xiii
  • Abbreviations xvii
  • Note on Transliteration xix
  • Introduction xxi
  • Chapter 1 - Rejection and Reconciliation 3
  • Part II - Parents and Procreation 21
  • Chapter 2 - Mothers and Sons 23
  • Chapter 3 - Medical Excursus 57
  • Chapter 4 - Fathers and Heirs 67
  • Part III - Sexualities 81
  • Chapter 5 - Wives and Husbands 83
  • Chapter 6 - South Asian Courtesans 105
  • Chapter 7 - Courtesans in Buddhist Literature 121
  • Chapter 8 - Tantric Consorts: Introduction 133
  • Chapter 9 - Tantric Consorts: Tibet 149
  • Chapter 10 - The Traffic in Women 165
  • Chapter 11 - Women, Men, and Impurity 179
  • Chapter 12 - Sex Change 191
  • Chapter 13 - Other Lands/Other Realities 211
  • Conclusion 231
  • Bibliography 233
  • Index 249
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