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Hindu pantheon. Deities

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  • Inventing and Reinventing the Goddessby Sree Padma; Brenda Beck; Perundevi Srinivasan; Tracy Pintchman; Sasikumar Balasundaram; Vasudha Narayanan; Sree Padma; Neelima Shukla-Bhatt; R. Mahalakshmi; Caleb Simmons; Priya Kapoor

    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...

  • Offering Flowers, Feeding Skullsby June McDaniel

    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...

  • Sivaby Wendy Doniger O'Flaherty

    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...

  • Saivism in the Diasporaby Ron Geaves

    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...

  • Myth and Mythmakingby Julia Leslie

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 178.00

    Essays focusing on some of the ways in which myths have been made, and made to function, in the rich cultural history of India from the dawn of history through to the present day. more...

  • Genealogy of the South Indian Deitiesby Daniel Jeyaraj

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 49.95

    For the first time, the work Genealogy of the South Indian Deities of the first Protestant missionary to India, Bartholomaeus Ziegenbalg (1682-1719), is made accessible to an English readership. more...

  • Encountering Kaliby Rachel Fell McDermott; Jeffrey John Kripal

    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...

  • God Inside Outby Don Handelman; David Shulman; Carmel Berkson

    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...

  • Krishnaby Edwin F. Bryant

    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...

  • The Goddess Lives in Upstate New Yorkby Corinne G. Dempsey

    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...