Encountering Kali: In the Margins, at the Center in the West

By: Rachel Fell Mcdermott & Jeffrey J. Kripal (Eds)

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Encountering Kali explores one of the most ramarkable divinities the world has seen. The Hindu goddess Kali is simultaneously understood as a blood thirsty warrior a deity of ritual possession a tantric sexual partner and an all loving compassionate mothe. Popular and scholarly interest in her has been on the rise in the west in recent years. Responding to this phenomenon McDermott and Kripal`s volume focuses on the complexities involved in interpreting Kali in both her indigenous south Asian settings and her more recent Western incarnation. Through the shifting lenses of scriptural history temple architecture political reflection and the goddess`s recent guises on the Internet the contributors pose questions that illuminate our understanding of Kali while addressing the problems and promises inherent in every act of cross cultural interpretation.Printed Pages:

Title: Encountering Kali: In the Margins, at the Center in the West

Author Name: Rachel Fell Mcdermott & Jeffrey J. Kripal (Eds)

Categories: Religion,

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Motilal Banarsidass Publishers Pvt. Ltd.: 2004

ISBN: 812082041X

ISBN 13: 9788120820418

Binding: Softcover

Book Condition: New

Seller ID: 102057

Keywords: Encountering Kali: In the Margins, at the Center in the West Rachel Fell Mcdermott & Jeffrey J. Kripal (Eds)