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Singing to the goddess : poems to Kālī and Umā from Bengal

Author: Rachel Fell McDermott; Oxford University Press.
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2001.
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This collection presents 145 brief Bengali lyric poems dedicated to the Hindu goddesses Kali and Uma. These poems were written from the early-18th century up to the contemporary period. They represent the Bengali tradition of goddess worship (Saktism).
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Poetry
Translations
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
McDermott, Rachel Fell.
Singing to the goddess.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2001
(DLC) 99088189
(OCoLC)43083403
Named Person: Kali, Göttin; Pārvatī
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Rachel Fell McDermott; Oxford University Press.
ISBN: 0195134346 9780195134346 1423757610 9781423757610
OCLC Number: 63294472
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 189 pages)
Contents: Machine generated contents note: Pathways to the Sakta Poetry: Sources, Precedents, and Influences --
Poets for the Goddess --
Family Resemblances: Sakta Padavali as Bhakti Poetry --
Challenges and Choices in Designing an Anthology --
Notes on Transliteration, Translation, and Word Definition --
Poems --
Kali among the Corpses: Poems of Battle --
Cosmic Goddess of Transformation --
Magician's Daughter and Her Playful Deceptions --
"What Kind of Mother Are You?" Cries of Complaint --
Petitioning the Compassionate --
"Oh My Mind!": Instructing the Self --
Prioritizing Paths: Tantra, Devotion, and Ritual --
Experience of Kundalini Yoga --
In Defiance of Death --
Adoring the Daughter: Agamani and Vijaya Poems for Uma.
Responsibility: Rachel Fell McDermott.
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