Night of the Gods: Durga Puja and the Legitimation of Power in Rural Bengal

By: Ralph W. Nicholas

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Durga Puja is the most visible annual event in West Bengal. This ethnographic account shows that Durga Puja in the countryside was a very different event from the modern version of the puja, one that symbolized legitimacy and counterposed generous redistribution against the ruthless collection of revenues. The offerings and sacrifices that were integral to the traditional pujas provided communion for the landholding families as well as their dependents in the community. Printed Pages: 240.

Title: Night of the Gods: Durga Puja and the Legitimation of Power in Rural Bengal

Author Name: Ralph W. Nicholas

Categories: India, Religion,

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Orient BlackSwan/RCS Publishers: 2013

ISBN: 8192304612

ISBN 13: 9788192304618

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

Jacket Condition: New

Seller ID: 101797

Keywords: Night of the Gods: Durga Puja and the Legitimation of Power in Rural Bengal Ralph W. Nicholas