Devi: Goddesses of India

Devi: Goddesses of India

by John Stratton Hawley, Donna M. Wulff
     
 

"Demonstrating the range and complexity of feminine imagery in Hindu tradition, Devi offers to scholars and beginners alike a fascinating and useful anthology."-Elaine Pagels, author Gnostic Gospels

"Thought-provoking and new, yet containing a few classics as well, Devi is a most valuable addition to studies of India-society, religion, culture, and art."-Vidya

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"Demonstrating the range and complexity of feminine imagery in Hindu tradition, Devi offers to scholars and beginners alike a fascinating and useful anthology."-Elaine Pagels, author Gnostic Gospels

"Thought-provoking and new, yet containing a few classics as well, Devi is a most valuable addition to studies of India-society, religion, culture, and art."-Vidya Dehejia, Smithsonian Institution

"A wonderfully informative group of essays about the main goddess figures of India. These sometimes dominate the male and sometimes stand alone, and they range from the fertile river Ganga to the awesome Kali, who is transforming herself in the West."-Ninian Smart, University of California, Santa Barbara

Author Biography: John S. Hawley is Professor of Religion at Barnard College and Director of the the National Resource Center for South Asia at Columbia University. Donna M. Wulff is Professor of Religion at Brown University. Together they edited The Divine Consort: Radha and the Goddesses of India (1986).

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ISBN-13:
9788120814929
Publisher:
Motilal Banarsidass Publishers (Pvt. Ltd)
Publication date:
01/28/1999

Meet the Author

John S. Hawley is Professor of Religion at Barnard College and Director of the the National Resource Center for South Asia at Columbia University. Donna M. Wulff is Professor of Religion at Brown University. Together they edited The Divine Consort: Radha and the Goddesses of
India
(1986).

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