Devī goddesses of India / edited by John S. Hawley and Donna M. Wulff

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Language: English
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Published: Berkeley : University of California Press, c1996
Series: Comparative studies in religion and society 7
LC Classification: B, BL
Table of Contents: List of Maps and Illustrations
Acknowledgments
A Note on Transliteration and Pronunciation
Prologue / The Goddess in India / John Stratton Hawley 1
Pt. 1. Goddess as Supreme and Goddess as Consort 29
Devi / The Great Goddess / Thomas B. Coburn 31
Vindhyavasini / Local Goddess yet Great Goddess / Cynthia Ann Humes 49
Kali / Blood and Death Out of Place / David R. Kinsley 77
Sri / Giver of Fortune, Bestower of Grace / Vasudha Narayanan 87
Radha / Consort Conquerer of Krishma / Donna M. Wulff 109
Pt. 2. Goddesses Who Mother and Possess 135
Ganga / The Goddess Ganges in Hindu Sacred Geography / Diana L. Eck 137
Saranyu / Samjna / The Sun and the Shadow / Wendy Doniger 154
Seranvali / The Mother Who Possesses / Kathleen M. Erndl 173
Bhagayati / Ball of Fire / Sarah Caldwell 195
Sati / The Story of Godavari / Lindsey Harlan 227
Bharat Mata / Mother India and Her Militant Matriots / Lise McKean 250
Epilogue / The Western Kali / Rachel Fell McDermott 281
Glossary 315
Bibliography 329
List of Contributors 341
Index 345
Alternate Titles: Issued in other form: Original (DLC) 95046773 (OCoLC)33405172
Additional Authors: Hawley, John Stratton, 1941-
Wulff, Donna Marie, 1943-
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Notes: Invalid LCCN: 95046773
ISBN: 0585105960 (electronic bk.)
ISBN: 0520200578
ISBN: 0520200586
Includes bibliographical references (p. 329-340) and index
Contents: Prologue: the goddess in India / John Stratton Hawley -- Devi: the great goddess / Thomas B. Coburn -- Vindhyavasini: local goddess yet great goddess / Cynthia Ann Humes -- Kali: blood and death out of place -- David R. Kinsley -- Sri: giver of fortune, bestower of grace / Vasudha Narayanan -- Radha: consort and conquerer of Krishna / Donna M. Wulff -- Ganga: the goddess Ganges in Hindu sacred geography / Diana L. Eck -- Saranyu/Samjna: the sun and the shadow / Wendy Doniger -- Seranvali: the mother who possesses / Kathleen M. Erndl -- Bhagavati: ball of fire / Sarah Caldwell -- Sati: the story of Godavari / Lindsey Harlan -- Bharat Mata: Mother India and her militant Matriots / Lise McKean -- Epilogue: the western Kali / Rachel Fell McDermott
Reproduction notes: Electronic reproduction. Boulder, Colo. : NetLibrary, 2000. Available via the World Wide Web. Available in multiple electronic file formats. Access may be limited to NetLibrary affiliated libraries
Physical Description: xii, 352 p. : ill., map ; 24 cm
OCLC Number: 43475911
ISBN/ISSN: 0585105960
0520200578
0520200586

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