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Vicissitudes of the Goddess : reconstructions of the Gramadevata in India's religious traditions

Author: Sree Padma
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Drawing on archaeological, artistic, sculptural and inscriptional sources and participant/observer insights, Sree Padma reconstructs a history of goddess worship in India from ancient times (before the rise of Buddhism and bhakti) to contemporary cults of deified women.
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Sree Padma, 1956-
Vicissitudes of the Goddess
(DLC) 2013004847
(OCoLC)840937589
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sree Padma
ISBN: 9780199325047 0199325049
OCLC Number: 857490485
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Goddess explained, perspectives from the West --
Contextualizing the fertility goddess and the Gramadevata --
Fertility symbols of goddesses : historical renderings and contemporary practices --
Profiles of anthropomorphic goddesses in myth, ritual, and history --
Bala Perantalu : auspicious virgin mothers --
Perantalu : auspicious wives --
Deifying victimised women : sacrifices and murders.
Responsibility: Sree Padma.

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In this monumental book, Sree Padma traces the history of village goddess traditions in Andhra Pradesh, India from prehistoric to contemporary times. She engages an impressive array of textual, Read more...

 
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