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Mother of my heart, daughter of my dreams : Kali and Uma in the devotional poetry of Bengal.

Author: Rachel Fell McDermott; Oxford University Press.
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Document   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This text chronicles the rise and subsequent fortunes of goddess worship (Saktism) in the region of Bengal from the middle of the 18th century to the present. McDermott places the advent of the Sakta lyric in its historical context.
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Genre/Form: Poetry
Translations
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Rachel Fell McDermott; Oxford University Press.
ISBN: 0195134354 0198030711 9780198030713 1429401796 9781429401791 9780195134353
OCLC Number: 827898934
Description: 1 online resource (456 p.)
Contents: Machine generated contents note: Part I The Lives and Contexts of Sakta Poets --
1. The Historical Background in Bengal 15 --
The Rise of Zamindaris in Late Mughal Bengal 17 --
The Maratha Raids 20 --
The Expansion of British Power 22 --
The Famine of 1770 25 --
Zamindaris and British Policies in the Late Eighteenth and Early --
Nineteenth Centuries 26 --
Zamindari Patronage of Religion and the Arts 28 --
Why Sakta Poetry, Now? 31 --
The Nouveaux Riches of Calcutta and the Place of Sakta Poetry 33 --
I Building Fences with Kali: Ranprasad Sen and the Popularization --
of the Tantric Goddess 37 --
Searching for Ramprasid 37 --
Manuscripts and Monuments: The History of Ramprasad's "Recovery" 40 --
Creating the Composite Portrait:Three Case Studies 63 --
Making Inferences 78 --
3. "Born in Ranprasad's Line to Revive Bhakti": Sadhaka --
Kamalakanta 84 --
Ambushed by Dacoits with Kamalakanta 84 --
Rajas, Citizens, and Devotees Unite: Preserving Kamalakanta --
for Posterity 85 --

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This text chronicles the rise and subsequent fortunes of goddess worship (Saktism) in the region of Bengal from the middle of the 18th century to the present. McDermott places the advent of the Sakta lyric in its historical context.

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