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Title:
Devi : the great goddess : female divinity in South Asian art
Author:
Dehejia, Vidya.
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Physical Description:
408 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 31 cm
Summary:
Discusses and depicts the Great Goddess under her many names, such as Shakti Devi, Kamakhya, Kali, Kumari, Lhamo, Minakshi, and Ma.
Language:
English
Contents:
Encountering Devi / Threefold vision of the Devi Mahatmya / Temples to the goddess / Ritual worship of Devi / Poetic visions of the Great Goddess: Tamil Nadu and Bengal / Mysterious origins: the Tantric Devi series from Basohli / Tribal and local deities: assimilations and transformations / Clothing the goddess: the modern contest over representations of Devi / Moving Devi / Catalogue: Introducing Devi. As cosmic force. As Dayini, or Giver. As heroine and beloved. As local protector. As semidivine and auspicious. Women saints.
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ISBN:
9788185822631

9783791321295
Format :
Book