Scholar and magician, Siegel uncovers the age-old practices of magic in sacred rites and rituals and unveils the contemporary world of Indian magic of street and stage entertainers. Siegel's journeys take him from ancient Sanskrit texts to the slums of New Dehli as he explores India's remarkable magical tradition.Über den Autor:
Lee Siegel is professor of religion at the University of Hawaii and a member of the International Brotherhood of Magicians. His books include "Laughing Matters: Comic Tradition in India," also published by the University of Chicago Press.
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Buchbeschreibung Chicago, The University of Chicago Press, 1991. 23 cm x 16,5 cm. VIII, 455 pages. Original Softcover. Very good condition with only minor signs of external wear. From the library of philosopher Graham Parkes. Inscribed and signed by the author. Includes for example the following essays: Wandering Magicians / The Indian Rope Trick / East/SSpring: The Reflections of Professor M.T. Bannerji 1 / The Skull of Vishvasiddhi etc etc. Artikel-Nr. 70258AB