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Nine nights of the goddess : the Navarātri festival in South Asia

Author: Caleb Simmons; Moumita Sen; Hillary Rodrigues
Publisher: Albany : State University of New York Press, [2018] ©2018
Series: SUNY series in Hindu studies.
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Named Person: Durgā, (Hindu deity); Durgā, (Hindu deity)
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Caleb Simmons; Moumita Sen; Hillary Rodrigues
ISBN: 9781438470696 143847069X
OCLC Number: 1038021861
Description: xiii, 359 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: movements of Navaratri / Caleb Simmons, Moumita Sen --
The splendor of the sun: brightening the bridge between Mārkaṇḍeya Purāṇa and Devī Māhātmya in light of Navarātri ritual timing / Raj Balkaran --
Which Durgā? What Navarātra? Remarks on reconfigurations of royal rituals in the Kathmandu Valley / Astrid Zotter --
The king and the Yadu Line: performing lineage through Oasara in nineteenth-century Mysore / Caleb Simmons --
Dasara and the selective decline of sacrificial polity in a former princely state of Odisha / Uwe Skoda --
Politics, religion, and art in the Durgā Pujā of West Bengal / Moumita Sen --
Durgā Pujā committees: community origin and transformed mediatized practices employing social media / Xenia Zeiler --
Navaratri in Benares: narrative structures and social realities / Silje Lyngar Einarsen --
Dolls and demons: the materiality of Navaratri / Ina Marie Lunde Ilkama --
Ritual complementarity and difference : Navarātri and Vijayadaśamī in Kāñcipuram / Ute Hüsken --
Bengali Durgā Pujā: procedures and symbolism / Hillary Rodrigues --
The internal Navarātri: Sarkar Baba of Benares and the Goddess within / Jishnu Shankar --
Kolus, caste, and class: Navarātri as a site for ritual and social change in urban South India / Nicole A. Wilson --
Display shows, display tells: the aesthetics of memory during Pommai Kolu / Deeksha Sivakumar --
Royal Darbar and domestic kolus: social order, creation, procreation, and re-creation / Vasudha Narayanan --
Navarātra and Kanyā Pujā: the worship of girls as representatives of the Goddess in Northwest India / Brigitte Luchesi --
Conclusion / Hillary Rodrigues.
Series Title: SUNY series in Hindu studies.
Responsibility: edited by Caleb Simmons, Moumita Sen, and Hillary Rodrigues.

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