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The Resource Vicissitudes of the Goddess : reconstructions of the Gramadevata in India's religious traditions, Sree Padma

Vicissitudes of the Goddess : reconstructions of the Gramadevata in India's religious traditions, Sree Padma

Label
Vicissitudes of the Goddess : reconstructions of the Gramadevata in India's religious traditions
Title
Vicissitudes of the Goddess
Title remainder
reconstructions of the Gramadevata in India's religious traditions
Statement of responsibility
Sree Padma
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This book provides a detailed history of Hindu goddess traditions with a special focus on the local goddesses of Andhra Pradesh, past and present. The antiquity and the evolution of these goddess traditions are illustrated and documented with the help of archaeological reports, literary sources, inscriptions and art. Tracing the symbols and images of goddess into the brahmanical (Saiva and Vaisnava), Buddhist, and Jaina religious traditions, the book argues effectively how and with what motivations goddesses and their symbolizations were appropriated and transformed. The book also examines the evolution of popular Hindu goddesses such as Durga and Kali, discussing their tribal and agricultural backgrounds. It also deals extensively with how and in what circumstances women are deified and shows how these deified women cults share characteristics with the village goddesses." -- Publisher website
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1956-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sree Padma
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
BL1216.4.A54
LC item number
S74 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hindu goddesses
  • Folk religion
  • Folk religion
  • Hindu goddesses
  • India
  • Fruchtbarkeitskult
  • Göttin
  • Hinduismus
  • Ritus
  • Volksreligion
  • Andhra Pradesh
Label
Vicissitudes of the Goddess : reconstructions of the Gramadevata in India's religious traditions, Sree Padma
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 309-322) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Goddess explained, perspectives from the West -- Contextualizing the fertility goddess and the Gramadevata -- Fertility symbols of goddesses : historical renderings and contemporary practices -- Profiles of anthropomorphic goddesses in myth, ritual, and history -- Bala Perantalu : auspicious virgin mothers -- Perantalu : auspicious wives -- Deifying victimised women : sacrifices and murders
Control code
840937589
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 367 pages
Isbn
9780199325023
Lccn
2013004847
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
40022875670
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)840937589
Label
Vicissitudes of the Goddess : reconstructions of the Gramadevata in India's religious traditions, Sree Padma
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 309-322) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Goddess explained, perspectives from the West -- Contextualizing the fertility goddess and the Gramadevata -- Fertility symbols of goddesses : historical renderings and contemporary practices -- Profiles of anthropomorphic goddesses in myth, ritual, and history -- Bala Perantalu : auspicious virgin mothers -- Perantalu : auspicious wives -- Deifying victimised women : sacrifices and murders
Control code
840937589
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 367 pages
Isbn
9780199325023
Lccn
2013004847
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
40022875670
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)840937589

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