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Kālī (Hindu deity)

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Works: 246 works in 388 publications in 5 languages and 8,477 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Poetry  Drama  Juvenile works  Film adaptations  Adventure stories  Suspense fiction  Fantasy fiction  Film and video adaptations  Art 
Classifications: BL1225.K3, 294.52114
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Most widely held works about Kālī (Hindu deity)
    Encountering Kali in the margins, at the center, in the West by Rachel Fell McDermott( file )
    9 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 1,584 libraries worldwide
    This title explores one of the most remarkable divinities the world has seen - the Hindu goddess Kālī. She is simultaneously understood as a blood-thirsty warrior, a goddess of ritual possession, a Tantric sexual partner, and an all-loving, compassionate mother
    Singing to the goddess poems to Kālī and Umā from Bengal by Rachel Fell McDermott( file )
    10 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 1,061 libraries worldwide
    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)
    The sword and the flute : Kālī and Kṛṣṇa, dark visions of the terrible and the sublime in Hindu mythology by David R Kinsley( Book )
    12 editions published between 1975 and 2000 in English and held by 832 libraries worldwide
    Kali and Krsna are two of Hinduism's most popular deities, representing dramatically different truths about the nature of the sacred. The cruel and terrible Kali is thought to be born of wild, aboriginal roots. She is the goddess of thieves and often associated with human blood sacrifice. Krsna, in contrast, is the divine lover and inimitable prankster who plays a bewitching flute to draw all to him. But Kali and Krsna have much more in common than their contrasting personalities suggest. Kinsley shows that Krsna's flute can be interchangeable with Kali's sword, revealing important perceptions of the divine in the Hindu tradition
    Song of Kali by Dan Simmons( file )
    14 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 594 libraries worldwide
    Robert Luczak, sent to Calcutta to interview the mysterious poet, M. Das, who has been missing for ten years, discovers that the missing man is mixed up in the death-worshiping cult of of Kali
    The rishi by Leo Giroux( Book )
    2 editions published between 1985 and 1999 in English and held by 342 libraries worldwide
    Mother of my heart, daughter of my dreams : Kālī and Umā in the devotional poetry of Bengal by Rachel Fell McDermott( Book )
    10 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 301 libraries worldwide
    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
    Goddess for hire by Sonia Singh( Book )
    4 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 298 libraries worldwide
    Maya Mehra is a thirty-year-old Indo-American woman who happens to be unemployed and still living with her parents, as she tries to deal with a matchmaking aunt and an ideal man who hasn't shown the least interest in her
    Myth, cult and symbols in Śākta Hinduism : a study of the Indian mother goddess by Wendell Charles Beane( Book )
    3 editions published between 1977 and 2001 in English and held by 251 libraries worldwide
    The mysterious play of Kālī : an interpretive study of Rāmakrishna by Carl Olson( Book )
    2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 219 libraries worldwide
    Mata ni pachedi; a book on the temple cloth of the Mother Goddess by Joan Erikson( Book )
    2 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 217 libraries worldwide
    Devi ( visu )
    6 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in Bengali and held by 194 libraries worldwide
    In Goddess (originally titled 'Devi'), Doyamoyee is left alone with her husband's ageing father-in-law, a devoted follower of the goddess Kali. One evening, the aging widower she cares for has a dream that she is an avatar of Kali, and must be worshipped. Word spreads, and others come to believe that she is an incarnation of the deity. Hearing this alarming news, her husband, Umprasad, returns only to find Doyamoyee herself beginning to believe that she is an avatar; a belief which soon turns to tragedy
    Kali : the feminine force by Ajit Mookerjee( Book )
    4 editions published between 1988 and 1995 in English and held by 187 libraries worldwide
    "Although she is often presented (in her warrior aspect) as cruel and horrific, with her lolling red tongue and necklace of severed heads, Kali is creator and nurturer - the essence of Mother-love and feminine energy (Sakti). As Divine Mother Lotus-goddess, she brings worlds to birth, sustains them and absorbs them, in a never-ending cycle of her own opening and closing."--Back cover
    Measuring sky without ground : essays on the goddess Kali, Sri Ramakrishna and human potential, with selections from remaining texts in the series by Richard Chambers Prescott( Book )
    3 editions published between 1996 and 2000 in English and held by 171 libraries worldwide
    Kali : the black goddess of Dakshineswar by Elizabeth U Harding( Book )
    4 editions published between 1993 and 2004 in English and held by 168 libraries worldwide
    <DIV> Kali, The Black Goddess of Dakshineswar by Elizabeth U. Harding provides a wealth of information about the worship of the Goddess Kali. This book gives an intimate and detailed description of Kolkata''s famous Dakshineswar temple and Ma Bhavatarini, the form of Kali worshipped there. Learn about the temple''s festivals & daily rituals, and discover inspiring accounts of some of this traditions ecstatic saints. A great introduction to Kali worship.</div>
    Three Indian goddesses : the stories of Kali, Sita/Lakshmi and Durga by Jamila Gavin( Book )
    4 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and held by 164 libraries worldwide
    Enter the magical and exotic world of Indian legend in three modern stories inspired by Hindu tales
    Fury's goddess by Alex Archer( Book )
    2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 113 libraries worldwide
    While in Hyderabad, India, investigating a recent spate of killings on the site of a new and luxurious housing complex, archaeologist Annja Creed is held prisoner by a cult of thieves who are planning on sacrificing her in an attempt to call upon Kali, the Hindu goddess of death
    Translating Kali's feast : the goddess in Indo-Caribbean ritual and fiction by Stephanos Stephanides( Book )
    1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 102 libraries worldwide
    Hymn to Kali (Karpūrādi-stotra) by John George Woodroffe( Book )
    7 editions published between 1953 and 2008 in English and held by 93 libraries worldwide
    Kalighat drawings, from the Basant Kumar Birla collection, formerly Ajit Ghosh collection by Basant Kumar Birla( Book )
    3 editions published in 1962 in English and held by 83 libraries worldwide
    Oh terrifying mother : sexuality, violence, and worship of the goddess Kā̄ḷi by Sarah Caldwell( Book )
    2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 78 libraries worldwide
 
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English (93)
Bengali (6)
Russian (3)
Spanish (1)
French (1)
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