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Oh terrifying mother : sexuality, violence and worship of the Goddess Kālī

Author: Sarah Caldwell
Publisher: Delhi ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, 1999
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Oh Terrifying Mother" is an anthropological exploration of a South Indian ritual in which male actors become possessed by the fierce Hindu goddess Kali as a divine offering. It provides an  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sarah Caldwell
ISBN: 0195657969 9780195657968
OCLC Number: 47727048
Description: xiv, 320 pages : illustrations, 1 map ; 22 cm
Responsibility: Sarah Caldwell.

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