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The goddess

Author: Mandakranta Bose
Publisher: Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2018. ©2018
Series: Oxford history of Hinduism.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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This book explains how Hindus think about divinity in its feminine aspect, as the supreme creative energy of the cosmos. That energy is a single abstract idea but manifests itself in many forms, each imagined as a goddess with particular powers and functions.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mandakranta Bose
ISBN: 0198767021 9780198767022
OCLC Number: 1012558011
Description: xvi, 344 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Cosmological, devotional, and social perspectives on the Hindu goddess / Tracy Pintchman --
From magic to deity, matter to persona : the exaltation of Maya / Bihani Sarkar --
Lalim, the graceful and enchanting goddess of Kaficipuram / Sanjukta Gupta --
Śrī/Lakşmī: goddess of plenitude and ideal of womanhood / Mandakranta Bose --
The elusive sarasvatī : a goddess, a river, and the search for the universal in the particular / Elizabeth Mary Rohlman - Rādhā : lover and beloved of Kṛṣṇia / Tracy Coleman --
Sītā : enduring example for women / Heidi R. Pauwels --
Here are the daughters : reclaiming the girl child (Kanyā, Bālā, Kumārī) in the empowering tales and rituals of Śākta Tantra / Madhu Khanna --
Becoming a Living Goddess / Brenda Beck --
Bathukamma : the folk-song tradition of the flower goddess of Telangana in South India / Prabhavati C. Reddy --
A goddess from Bengal : Devi Manasa, Goddess of serpents / Krishna Datta --
Domestication of the disorderly devī : The Caṇḍī Maṅgalakāvya of Bengal / Saswati Sengupta --
A "Muslim" poet in the lap of a "Hindu" mother : Kazi Nazrul Islam and the Goddess Kālī / Rachel Fell McDermott --
The divine mother comes to Michigan / Tracy Pintchman.
Series Title: Oxford history of Hinduism.
Other Titles: Oxford history of Hinduism :
Responsibility: edited by Mandakranta Bose.

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