In Parvatidarpana - Harsha V. Dehejia exposits the basic tenets of Kashmir Shaivism through the celebrated marriage of Shiva and Parvati and the image of Ardhanarishvara. Enjoyment of the mythic marriage and the image leads to a greater understanding of Kashmir Shaivism, and the epistemology of this philosophical system in turn leads the aesthete to a greater celebration of the arts inspired by this mythic event.
About the Author:
Harsha.V. Dehejia has a double doctorate, one in Medicine and the other in Ancient Indian Culture both from Bombay University, in India. His first two books, The Advaita of Art and Parvatidarpana have been acclaimed.