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Seeking Mahādevī : constructing the indentities of the Hindu Great Goddess

Author: Tracy Pintchman
Publisher: Albany : State University of New York Press, ©2001.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Seeking Mahādevī.
Albany : State University of New York Press, ©2001
(DLC) 00061223
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Tracy Pintchman
ISBN: 0791450074 9780791450079 0791450082 9780791450086
OCLC Number: 49852736
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 254 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Introduction: Identity Construction and the Hindu Great Goddess / Tracy Pintchman 1 --
1 The Tantric and Vedantic Identity of the Great Goddess in the Devi Gita of the Devi-Bhagavata Purana / C. Mackenzie Brown 19 --
2 Mahadevi as Mother: The Oriya Hindu Vision of Reality / Usha Menon 37 --
3 Ambiguous and Definitive: The Greatness of Goddess Vaisno Devi / Mark Edwin Rohe 55 --
4 The Goddess as Fount of the Universe: Shared Visions and Negotiated Allegiances in Puranic Accounts of Cosmogenesis / Tracy Pintchman 77 --
5 Waves of Beauty, Rivers of Blood: Constructing the Goddess in Kerala / Sarah Caldwell 93 --
6 From Village to City: Transforming Goddesses in Urban Andhra Pradesh / Sree Padma 115 --
7 Reconstructing the Split Goddess as Sakti in a Tamil Village / Elaine Craddock 145 --
8 Perfecting the Mother's Silence: Dream, Devotion, and Family in the Deification of Sharada Devi / Jeffrey J. Kripal 171 --
9 Goddesses and the Goddess in Hinduism: Constructing the Goddess through Religious Experience / Kathleen M. Erndl 199 --
10 What Is a "Goddess" and What Does It Mean to "Construct" One? / Thomas B. Coburn 213.
Responsibility: edited by Tracy Pintchman.

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