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- Lexington Books 2014; US$ 99.99
The volume investigates two related processes: First, it underscores the manner in which the religious cultures of goddesses are reflexes of larger social processes occurring historically in local contexts. Second, it illustrates transformations in how these same goddesses are understood when they migrate from indigenous social and cultural contexts... more...
- Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 39.99
In 'Offering Flowers, Feeding Skulls', June McDaniel provides an overview of Bengali goddess worship or Shakti. She identifies three major forms of goddess worship, and examines each through its myths, folklore, songs, rituals, sacred texts, and practitioners, tracing these strands through Bengali culture. more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 1981; US$ 39.99
Originally published under the title Asceticism and Eroticism in the Mythology of Siva, this book traces the development of an Indian approach to an enduring human dilemma: the conflict between spiritual aspirations and human desires. The work examines hundreds of related myths and a wide range of Indian texts--Vedic, Puranic, classical, modern, and... more...
- Equinox Publishing Ltd 2007; US$ 99.95
The book explores contemporary manifestations of the worship of Siva that have transmigrated to the West. It explores Hindu vernacular traditions or village Hinduism especially in the context of the Hindu diaspora, where the general assumption is that such forms of Hinduism cannot survive as they lack the infrastructure and the rural environment more...
- University of California Press 2003; US$ 15.95
Encountering Kalő explores one of the most remarkable divinities the world has seen--the Hindu goddess Kalő. She is simultaneously understood as a blood-thirsty warrior, a goddess of ritual possession, a Tantric sexual partner, and an all-loving, compassionate Mother. more...
- Oxford University Press 1997; US$ 69.99
Siva, a Hindu god, plays dice with his wife, to whom he habitually loses. The result of the game is our world, which turns the god inside-out and changes his internal composition. This book aims to show the logic implicit in this theology of play, fragmentation, divine self-knowledge and love. more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2007; US$ 34.99
Contributors: Vidyut Aklujkar, Paul Arney, Richard Barz, Neelima Shukla Bhatt, Edwin F. Bryant, Francis X. Clooney, S.J., Satyanarayana Dasa, Neal Delmonico, David Haberman, John Stratton Hawley, Alf Hiltebeitel, Steven P. Hopkins, Ekkhard Lorenz, Nancy Martin, Robert N. Minor, Bijoy M. Misra, Vasudha Narayanan, Lance E. Nelson, Graham Schweig, Deepak... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2005; US$ 26.99
Corinne Dempsey profiles an unusual South Indian temple community in Rush, New York, outside Rochester. The temple, established by a charismatic non-Brahman Sri Lankan Tamil, stands out for its combination of orthodox ritual meticulousness and socioreligi more...
- Equinox Publishing Ltd 2010; US$ 90.00
Playing God analyses the mythology and ritual praxis of the Muttappan cult and examines attempts to integrate the cult into a wider Hinduism by enunciating a new hermeneutic of the legend and rituals based on the Hindu Advaitic tradition. The book also discussed how the Teyyam ritual contrasts significantly with rituals and worship in Brahminical Hinduism. more...