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Revelry, rivalry, and longing for the Goddesses of Bengal : the fortunes of Hindu festivals

Author: Rachel Fell McDermott
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press New York, ©2011
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Revelry, rivalry, and longing for the Goddesses of Bengal.
New York : Columbia University Press New York, ©2011
(DLC) 2010020693
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Rachel Fell McDermott
ISBN: 9780231129183 0231129181 9780231129190 023112919X 9780231527873 023152787X
OCLC Number: 897046081
Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 372 p.) illustrations
Contents: Pūjā origins and elite politics --
The goddess in colonial and postcolonial history --
Durgā the daughter : folk and familial traditions --
The artistry of Durgā and Jagaddhātrī --
Durgā on the Titanic : politics and religion in the Pūjā --
The "orientalist Kālī" : a Tantric icon comes alive --
Approaches to Kālī Pūjā in Bengal --
Controversies and the goddess --
Deva in the diaspora --
Appendix : an overview of the press in Bengal up to 1947
Responsibility: Rachel Fell McDermott

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