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|Additional Physical Format:||Print version:
McDermott, Rachel Fell.
Mother of my heart, daughter of my dreams.
New York : Oxford University Press, 2001
|Material Type:||Document, Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Internet Resource, Computer File|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Rachel Fell McDermott; Oxford University Press.
|ISBN:||0195134354 9780195134353 1429401796 9781429401791 0198030711 9780198030713|
|Description:||1 online resource (456 pages)|
|Contents:||The historical background in Bengal --
Building fences with Kālī: Rāmprasād Sen and the popularization of the Tantric goddess --
"Born in Rāmprasād's line to revive Bhakti": Sādhaka Kamalākānta --
Inheritors of tradition: floating in the Śākta stream --
Setting the literary and religious scene in eighteenth-century Bengal --
Dancing on the heart-lotus: Kālī and the Rāmprasāds of Bengali literature --
Keeping the legacy alive: Kamalākānta Bhaṭṭācārya and the Śākta Pādāvali tradition --
"Mā, come and stay awhile": Kālī and Umā in eighteenth- to twentienth-century Bengali poetry.
Offers a much-needed contribution to the field of South Asia studies and to the history of religions as a whole ... a remarkably thorough and powerfully argued study ... impressive. History of