Author:Nilima Chitgopekar

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The Book of Durga

By: Nilima Chitgopekar

Price: $5.95

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Viking: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001895

ISBN: 0143420399

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Durga is unattainable, unfathomable, the Invincible One. Myths associated with her origin tell us that she is ‘Shakti’—the female manifestation of cosmic energy—created by the fusion of the fierce energies of all the male gods and stronger than their combined strength. She is the scourge of demons, as she is protectress of the realms of gods and humans. Her anger is terrifying, her lust for victory in war overwhelming; on the battlefield she is merciless, even savage. Yet, she may just as easily transform into the consort of Shiva, daughter of the mountains, sister of the gods, or moth... View more info

Rudra: The Idea of Shiva

By: Nilima Chitgopekar

Price: $6.75

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Penguin: 2007

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 031417

ISBN: 0143103415

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Printed Pages: 221. View more info

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Encountering Sivaism: The Deity, the Milieu, and the Entourage

By: Nilima Chitgopekar

Price: $10.25

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd.: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 032938

ISBN: 8121507928

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This book endeavours to signify a way by which the development of religion may be studied within the parameters of a defined geographical and chronological context. Encountering Sivaism has taken cognisance of the evolution of Siva's pantheon through the fluid process of cultural coalescence. The agencies of acculturation include the visual and the literary material. Art is looked at as an index to socio-religious change at macro and micro levels without restricting the study to specific doctrinal-theological developments, the focus has been on the rationale of religious developments in terms ... View more info