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David Smith - Author

About the Author

David Smith was born in Warwickshire in 1961. He studied Economics at Cambridge and has worked in industry for over 30 years, including periods in Switzerland, the USA and Turkey. He is currently a Chief Financial Officer and lives in West Sussex with his wife and three teenage children. David published his first novel, Searching for Amber, in 2014, and his second, Death in Leamington, in 2015.

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The Hindu Erotic Exploring Hinduism and Sexuality

The Hindu Erotic Exploring Hinduism and Sexuality

Author: David Smith Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/01/2020

Perhaps more than any other religion Hinduism is associated in the modern mind with the erotic. The Kama Sutra and the sexual activity portrayed in stone at the great medieval Indian temple complex of Khajuraho are renowned the world over. The classical Hindu exploration of eroticism is manifestly one of the supreme expressions of the human spirit. Hindu sculpture, defined as uniquely able to express inner states of being, is no less able to portray the beauty of eroticism. At the same time, many Hindus see their religion rising above the world of the senses and deprecate western enthusiasm for a perceived erotic India. In this important book David Smith explores the true significance of Hindu eroticism. He shows that while withdrawal from the senses is a major component of Hinduism, it is precisely because the Hindu appreciation of the power of the senses is so very refined that asceticism developed in India as a counter-reaction. He argues that so varied, extensive and diffused is the Hindu idea of the erotic that it is central to understanding the inner heart of Hinduism. Profound and stimulating in equal measure, and illustrated throughout by some of the greatest examples of Hindu erotic art, The Hindu Erotic will be essential reading for anyone interested in Indian religion, sexuality, and South Asian culture.

The Hindu Erotic Exploring Hinduism and Sexuality

The Hindu Erotic Exploring Hinduism and Sexuality

Author: David Smith Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/01/2020

Perhaps more than any other religion Hinduism is associated in the modern mind with the erotic. The Kama Sutra and the sexual activity portrayed in stone at the great medieval Indian temple complex of Khajuraho are renowned the world over. The classical Hindu exploration of eroticism is manifestly one of the supreme expressions of the human spirit. Hindu sculpture, defined as uniquely able to express inner states of being, is no less able to portray the beauty of eroticism. At the same time, many Hindus see their religion rising above the world of the senses and deprecate western enthusiasm for a perceived erotic India. In this important book David Smith explores the true significance of Hindu eroticism. He shows that while withdrawal from the senses is a major component of Hinduism, it is precisely because the Hindu appreciation of the power of the senses is so very refined that asceticism developed in India as a counter-reaction. He argues that so varied, extensive and diffused is the Hindu idea of the erotic that it is central to understanding the inner heart of Hinduism. Profound and stimulating in equal measure, and illustrated throughout by some of the greatest examples of Hindu erotic art, 'The Hindu Erotic' will be essential reading for anyone interested in Indian religion, sexuality, and South Asian culture.

Classical Social Theory Reader

Classical Social Theory Reader

Author: David Smith Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/01/2020

Third World Cities In Global Perspective The Political Economy Of Uneven Urbanization

Third World Cities In Global Perspective The Political Economy Of Uneven Urbanization

Author: David Smith Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/09/2019

In this innovative book, David Smith ultimately links what happens on the ground in the neighborhoods where people live to the larger political and economic forces at work, putting these connections in a historical framework and using a case study approach.The societies of the world's underdeveloped countries are now undergoing an urban revolution

Leteters From Llanaber A Collection of the First 50 Newsletters

Leteters From Llanaber A Collection of the First 50 Newsletters

Author: David Smith Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/06/2019

The Atonement in the Light of History and the Modern Spirit

The Atonement in the Light of History and the Modern Spirit

Author: David Smith Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/11/2018

The Atonement in the Light of History and the Modern Spirit

The Atonement in the Light of History and the Modern Spirit

Author: David Smith Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/11/2018

The Days of His Flesh The Earthly Life of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ

The Days of His Flesh The Earthly Life of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ

Author: David Smith Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/10/2018

The Gospel According to St. Matthew

The Gospel According to St. Matthew

Author: David Smith Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/10/2018

The Gospel According to St. Matthew

The Gospel According to St. Matthew

Author: David Smith Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/10/2018

The Cooking Colonel of Madras

The Cooking Colonel of Madras

Author: David Smith Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/10/2018

Arthur Kenney-Herbert was a cavalry officer who served in India during the British Raj. Using the pen name Wyvern, he wrote Culinary Jottings For Madras in which he gives instructions to British memsahibs on how to manage their servants, give refined dinners, and make Anglo-Indian curries. The book was a huge success, and made Wyvern famous in colonial India. When he retired to England at the rank of colonel, Wyvern built on his reputation as a culinary authority. He founded a cookery school, gave cooking demonstrations, and wrote books and articles for prestigious magazines. In this lively and fascinating biography, food historian and author of The Curry House website David Smith charts Wyvern's life and times, recreates his classic recipe for Madras Chicken Curry, and considers his legacy as a Victorian celebrity chef.

The Atonement in the Light of History and the Modern Spirit

The Atonement in the Light of History and the Modern Spirit

Author: David Smith Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/10/2018

The Atonement in the Light of History and the Modern Spirit

The Atonement in the Light of History and the Modern Spirit

Author: David Smith Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/10/2018

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