'This wonderful catalogue is not merely a supplement to the exhibition - or even a replacement for those who had to miss it in the lockdown - but a great resource, a gateway to learn more about the wider context of Tantra. It achieves the rare feat of being scholarly and very readable while the exquisite illustrations offer endless opportunities to reflect on the aesthetic traditions inspired by Tantra'
Professor Rachel Dwyer (former Professor Emerita and Professorial Research Associate, SOAS South Asia Institute), Open
'A coherent and informative text that brings the tradition to life through representations from the history of tantric art. Tantra is the most important tradition of India from around the 6th to 13th century, and this book is the best synthesis of textual and historical scholarship along with art historical scholarship that has been written. The exhibition on which it is based is the finest there has been to date. The book is interesting and engaging: a wonderful achievement'
Professor Gavin Flood (Professor of Hindu Studies and Comparative Religion, University of Oxford)
'Filled with beautiful artwork … the book is a visual feast, and the accompanying text, fascinating, clear and to the point. An excellent introduction to the reality of what tantra actually is, its history and the importance of art within it. A delight'
'Scholarship on tantra has flourished over the last three decades, revealing its strong influence on all aspects of Indian religion and society. In this beautiful book Imma Ramos analyses and synthesises the latest academic findings at the same time as putting them in dialogue with the finest examples of the wealth of artistic creativity that tantra inspired. Dr Ramos thereby creates a coherent and highly readable history of this vast, complex tradition, from its first-millennium roots to its twenty-first-century flowerings'
Dr James Mallinson (Senior Lecturer in Sanskrit and Classical and Indian Studies at SOAS, University of London)