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McDermott, Rachel Fell

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Works: 11 works in 87 publications in 1 language and 4,576 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  History  Sources 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor
Classifications: DS423, 915.4
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Publications about Rachel Fell McDermott
Publications by Rachel Fell McDermott
Most widely held works by Rachel Fell McDermott
Encountering Kali : in the margins, at the center, in the West by Rachel Fell McDermott( Book )
16 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 366 libraries worldwide
An exploration of the Hindu goddess Kālī, this text uses scriptural history, temple architecture, political violence, feminist and psychoanalytic criticism, autobiographical reflection and the Internet to illuminate the problems and promises inherent in every act of cross-cultural understanding
Singing to the goddess : poems to Kālī and Umā from Bengal by Rachel Fell McDermott( Book )
16 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 283 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)
Mother of my heart, daughter of my dreams : Kālī and Umā in the devotional poetry of Bengal by Rachel Fell McDermott( Book )
19 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 225 libraries worldwide
Rachel Fell McDermott has used extensive research from primary historical texts as well as from secondary Bengali and English source materials. She places the advent of the Sakta lyric in its historical context and charts the vicissitudes over time of this form of goddess worship, including the nineteenth-century resurgence of Saktism in the cause of Nationalist politics. The main theme of the book is the way in which the images of the two goddesses evolved over the centuries. Kali is sweetened and democratized over time
Revelry, rivalry, and longing for the goddesses of Bengal : the fortunes of Hindu festivals by Rachel Fell McDermott( Book )
10 editions published in 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 181 libraries worldwide
Annually during the months of autumn, Bengal hosts three interlinked festivals to honor its most important goddesses: Durga, Kali, and Jagaddhatri. While each of these deities possesses a distinct iconography, myth, and character, they are all martial. Durga, Kali and Jagaddhatri often demand blood sacrifice as part of their worship and offer material and spiritual benefits to their votaries. Richly represented in straw, clay, paint, and decoration, they are similarly displayed in elaborately festooned temples, thronged by thousands of admirers
Sources of Indian tradition by William Theodore De Bary( Book )
10 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 94 libraries worldwide
For more than fifty years, students and teachers have made the two-volume resource Sources of Indian Traditions their top pick for an accessible yet thorough introduction to Indian and South Asian civilizations. Volume 2 contains an essential selection of primary readings on the social, intellectual, and religious history of India from the decline of Mughal rule in the eighteenth century to today. It details the advent of the East India Company, British colonization, the struggle for liberation, the partition of 1947, and the creation of Pakistan, Bangladesh, and contemporary India. This third edition now begins earlier than the first and second, featuring a new chapter on eighteenth-century intellectual and religious trends that set the stage for India's modern development. The editors have added material on Gandhi and his reception both nationally and abroad and include different perspectives on and approaches to Partition and its aftermath. They expand their portrait of post-1947 India and Pakistan and add perspectives on Bangladesh. The collection continues to be divided thematically, with a section devoted to the drafting of the Indian constitution, the rise of nationalism, the influence of Western thought, the conflict in Kashmir, nuclear proliferation, minority religions, secularism, and the role of the Indian political left. A phenomenal text, Sources of Indian Traditions is more indispensable than ever for courses in philosophy, religion, literature, and intellectual and cultural history
Breaking boundaries with the goddess : new directions in the study of Śaktism : essays in honor of Narendra Nath Bhattacharyya ( Book )
3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 54 libraries worldwide
Contributed articles
Pilgrims at the crossroads : Asian Indian Christians at the North American frontier by Anand Veeraraj( Book )
4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 13 libraries worldwide
Evidence for the transformation of the goddess Kālī : Kamalākānta Bhaṭṭācārya and the Bengali Śākta Padāvalī tradition by Rachel Fell McDermott( Archival Material )
5 editions published between 1993 and 1996 in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
Singing to the goddess: poems to Kåalâi and Umåa from Bengal ( Book )
2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 1 library 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)
Encountering Kali in the margins, at the center, in the West ( file )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
New contributions to the study of Hindu goddesses by Rachel Fell McDermott( Article )
1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
 
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English (86)
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