The Resource Devī : goddesses of India, edited by John S. Hawley and Donna M. Wulff

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

Label
Devī : goddesses of India
Title
Devī
Title remainder
goddesses of India
Statement of responsibility
edited by John S. Hawley and Donna M. Wulff
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The monotheistic religions of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam have severely limited the portrayal of the divine as feminine. But in Hinduism "God" very often means "Goddess." This extraordinary collection explores twelve different Hindu goddesses, all of whom are in some way related to Devi, the Great Goddess. They range from the liquid goddess-energy of the River Ganges to the possessing, entrancing heat of Bhagavati and Seranvali. They are local, like Vindhyavasini, and global, like Kali ancient, like Saranyu, and modern, like "Mother India." The collection combines analysis of texts with intensive fieldwork, allowing the reader to see how goddesses are worshiped in everyday life. In these compelling essays, the divine feminine in Hinduism is revealed as never before -- fascinating, contradictory, powerful."--Back cover
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
BL1216.2
LC item number
.D48 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1941-
  • 1943-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Hawley, John Stratton
  • Wulff, Donna Marie
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mahādevī
  • Hindu goddesses
  • Hinduism
  • Déesses hindoues
  • Hindu goddesses
  • Hinduism
  • Religion
  • Godinnen
  • Hindoeïsme
  • Devi
  • Déesses hindoues
  • Göttin
  • Hinduismus
  • India
  • India
Label
Devī : goddesses of India, edited by John S. Hawley and Donna M. Wulff
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p.329-340) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 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
  • Prologue: the goddess in India
  • 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
  • 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
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 352 pages
Isbn
9780520200586
Lccn
95046773
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)33405172
  • (OCoLC)ocm33405172
Label
Devī : goddesses of India, edited by John S. Hawley and Donna M. Wulff
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p.329-340) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 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
  • Prologue: the goddess in India
  • 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
  • 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
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 352 pages
Isbn
9780520200586
Lccn
95046773
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)33405172
  • (OCoLC)ocm33405172

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