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Encountering Kali : in the margins, at the center, in the West

Author: Rachel Fell McDermott; Jeffrey J Kripal
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, 2003.
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This title explores one of the most remarkable divinities the world has seen - the Hindu goddess Kālī. She is simultaneously understood as a blood-thirsty warrior, a goddess of ritual possession, a Tantric sexual partner, and an all-loving, compassionate mother.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Encountering Kali.
Berkeley : University of California Press, 2003
(DLC) 2002073269
(OCoLC)50644108
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Rachel Fell McDermott; Jeffrey J Kripal
ISBN: 9780520928176 0520928172 1417522720 9781417522729 9780520232396 0520232399 9780520232402 0520232402
OCLC Number: 55858070
Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 321 p.) : ill.
Contents: Introducing Kālī studies / Jeffrey J. Kripal and Rachel Fell McDermott --
Kālī / David R. Kinsley --
Kālī the terrific and her tests: the Śākta devotionalism of the Mahābhāgavata Purāṇa / Patricia Dold --
The domestication of a goddess: caraṇa-tīrtha kālīghāṭ, the mahāpīṭha of Kālī / Sanjukta Gupta --
Dominating Kālī: Hindu family values and tantric power / Usha Menon and Richard A. Shweder --
Kāḷi in a context of terror: the tasks of a goddess in Sri Lanka's civil war / Patricia Lawrence --
Kālī Māyī: myth and reality in a Banaras ghetto / Roxanne Kamayani Gupta --
Wrestling with Kālī: South Asian and British constructions of the dark goddess / Cynthia Ann Humes --
"India's darkest heart": Kālī in the colonial imagination / Hugh B. Urban --
Why the Tāntrika is a hero: Kālī in the psychoanalytic tradition / Jeffrey J. Kripal --
Doing the mother's Carribbean work: on shakti and society in contemporary Trinidad / Keith E. McNeal --
Margins at the center: tracing Kālī through time, space, and culture / Sarah Caldwell --
Kālī's new frontiers: a Hindu goddess on the internet / Rachel Fell McDermott --
Appendix: documentary film and video resources for teaching on Kālī and fierce goddesses / Sarah Caldwell.
Responsibility: edited by Rachel Fell McDermott and Jeffrey J. Kripal.

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This title explores one of the most remarkable divinities the world has seen - the Hindu goddess Kālī. She is simultaneously understood as a blood-thirsty warrior, a goddess of ritual possession, a Tantric sexual partner, and an all-loving, compassionate mother.

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