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1 Arputharani Sengupta (Ed.)
Cult of the Goddess
D.K. Printworld (P) Ltd.; New Delhi, India; 2015; 8124607974 / 9788124607978; First Edition; Hardcover; New; New; 
This volume is comprised of forty-one well researched and illustrated papers on Cult of the Goddess. It tries to trace the origin and trajectory of the divine feminine force in art and culture for over a period of five millennia, which is a great achievement in itself. While exploring the living tradition of the Great Goddess, the book offers unique insight to the psyche of India and the Greater India. In the multifaceted goddess cult, the goddess takes diverse forms in her role as a destroyer of demonic forces and a donor of boons to her devotees. The goddess is also the divine consort, creator of the universe, source of progeny, prosperity and immortality. In her numerous roles the goddess maintains the equilibrium and sanctity of the universe. In mythology, the Mother Goddess is worshipped as the earth, fish, snake, tree or the forest. The book delves deep into the imagination and religious lives of the people to understand the meaning of rituals, philosophy and metaphysics. The enduring appeal of the goddess in folk traditions and in classic literary sources is discussed from various points of view. The span and the depth of research encompassing the goddess include the shifting changes in the present era and finds her manifestations in Bonabibi, Kadamkottu Makkam and Manushi Swaccha Narayani, in addition to the well-known concept of Parashakti, Lakshmi, Sarasvati, Durga, Mahishasuramardini, Prajnaparamita, Hathor, Isis and Mother Mary. This richly illustrated volume on Cult of the Goddess is a rare and priceless collection for art historians, researchers, students, and others interested in art, culture and religion.Printed Pages: 719 with 1 map, 24 line-drawings, 111 b/w & 349 colour illustrations. 100301

Price: 138.00 USD
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2 ArputhaRani Sengupta
Indus Valley Seals: Navigate Sunderbans Tiger
Agam Kala Prakashan; Delhi, India; 2016; 8173201625 / 9788173201622; First Edition; Hardcover; New; New; 
Tiger king worshiped as Dakshin Raya is cohort of the goddess of Sundarbans and the Muslim saints who nurtured early settlements in lower Bengal. In the animistic religion folklore and oral epic is conservatory of medieval epic literature. Tiger is invincible soul of Asia. Through art and literature Sengupta unravels the history of the tiger in the East-West encounter. Tiger at the center of obsessive funerary cult appears in the Indus Valley seals and on the patterned silk of Central Asia and Han China. In the context of !ame-striped tigers on the inscribed Gilgamesh seals the new evidence of birch bark manuscripts written in Indus Valley hieroglyphs help logical restoration of the past. There is a reason for it; from the Bay of Bengal the tiger crossed the Silk Road and reached Caspian Lakes, Mediterranean East, Sicily and Britain. Capture and transportation of the tigress and the tiger cubs in the Dionysus and goddess cult is recorded in Roman mosaics.Printed Pages: 110. 106181

Price: 17.19 USD
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3 ArputhaRani Sengupta
Kailasanatha Temple: The Realm of Immortals
Agam Kala Prakashan; New Delhi, India; 2009; 9788173200888; First Edition; Hard Cover; New; New; 
Printed Pages: 284 with numerous colour and b/w illustrations, and maps. 027932

Price: 52.95 USD
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4 Arputharani Sengupta
Kailashnatha Temples: The Realm of Immortals
Agam Kala Prakashan; Delhi, India; 2009; 8173200882 / 9788173200885; Hardcover; New; New; 
This new cultural study by the learned authorlooks at the intersection of Hellenistic andEgyptian - Lycian art forms in the religious sphereof dynastic India that was ushered by Buddhist cult during the early Christian era. The Kailasanatha temple at Ellora (Deccan) and at Kanchipuram (Tamil Nadu) are both architectural marvels of the Dravidian style. The first one is rock-cut while the other is the earliest structural temple, both derived from Buddhist.Printed Pages: 300. 101546

Price: 59.15 USD
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