Goddesses and Women in the Indic Religious Tradition

By: Arvind Sharma (ed.)

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Goddesses and Women in the Indic Religious Tradition goes beyond the traditional sources that lie at the basis for determining the position of goddesses and women in India. Following the lead of a “hermeneutics of surprise” the book identifies, indeed, surprising new material – and conclusions; for example the analysis of Vedic Srauta ritual. Or by offering surprising conclusions, when the location is obviously one involving women and goddesses, or anthropology discovers that the worship of the Great Goddess temporarily elevates the position of women. Other examples of the effectivity of the “hermeneutics of surprise” are seen when applied to the role of ?akinis, Sakti worship, the Marathi Sant tradition,and to Sa?kara’s commentaries. Printed Pages: 184.

Title: Goddesses and Women in the Indic Religious Tradition

Author Name: Arvind Sharma (ed.)

Categories: Art & Art History, History, Culture, and Politics,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Leiden, The Netherlands, Brill: 2004

ISBN: 9004124667

ISBN 13: 9789004124660

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Brand New

Size: 16.5 x 25 Cm

Seller ID: 012622

Keywords: Goddesses