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

Author: Jeffrey J Kripal; Rachel Fell McDermott; ebrary, Inc.
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, 2003.
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Explores one of the most remarkable divinities the world has seen - the Hindu goddess Kali. This title focuses on the complexities involved in interpreting Kali in both her indigenous South Asian  Read more...

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Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jeffrey J Kripal; Rachel Fell McDermott; ebrary, Inc.
ISBN: 0520232399 9780520232396 0520232402 9780520232402
OCLC Number: 827878425
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. Palo Alto, Calif. : ebrary, 2004. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ebrary affiliated libraries.
Description: xviii, 321 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: List of Illustrations Acknowledgments About the Cover Art and Chapter Silhouettes Notes on Transliteration Introducing Kali Studies PART I. KALI IN THE TEXTS AND CONTEXTS OF SOUTH ASIA 1. Kali 2. Kali the Terrific and Her Tests: The Sakta Devotionalism of the Mahabhagavata Purana 3. The Domestication of a Goddess: Carana-tirtha Kalighat, the Mahapitha of Kali 4. Dominating Kali: Hindu Family Values and Tantric Power 5. Kali in a Context of Terror: The Tasks of a Goddess in Sri Lanka's Civil War 6. Kali Mayi: Myth and Reality in a Banaras Ghetto PART II. KALI IN WESTERN SETTINGS, WESTERN DISCOURSES 7. Wrestling with Kali: South Asian and British Constructions of the Dark Goddess 8. "India's Darkest Heart": Kali in the Colonial Imagination 9. Why the Tantrika Is a Hero: Kali in the Psychoanalytic Tradition 10. Doing the Mother's Caribbean Work: On Shakti and Society in Contemporary Trinidad 11. Margins at the Center: Tracing Kali through Time, Space, and Culture 12. Kali's New Frontiers: A Hindu Goddess on the Internet Appendix: Documentary Film and Video Resources for Teaching on Kali and Fierce Goddesses Sarah Caldwell Contributors Select Bibliography Index
Responsibility: edited by Rachel Fell McDermott and Jeffrey J. Kripal.

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