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Singing to the Goddess: Poems to Kali and Uma from Bengal

Rachel Fell McDermott

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195134346
eISBN:
9780199868056
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195134346.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This collection presents 145 brief Bengali lyric poems dedicated to the Hindu goddesses Kālī and Umā. The poems — many of which are presented here for the first time in English translation — were ... More


Offering Flowers, Feeding Skulls: Popular Goddess Worship in West Bengal

June McDaniel

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195167900
eISBN:
9780199849970
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195167900.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This book provides an overview of Bengali goddess worship or Shakti. The book identifies three major forms of goddess worship, and examines each through its myths, folklore, songs, rituals, sacred ... More


The Final Word: The Caitanya Caritamrita and the Grammar of Religious Tradition

Tony K. Stewart

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195392722
eISBN:
9780199777327
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195392722.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

In the early 16th c., Bengali brahmin Kṛṣṇa Caitanya (1476–1533) inspired a community of Kṛṣṇa worshipers in Bengal, Orissa, and Vraja. This study examines the ways those devotees came to be unified ... More


Mother of My Heart, Daughter of My Dreams: Kali and Uma in the Devotional Poetry of Bengal

Rachel Fell McDermott

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195134353
eISBN:
9780199834457
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195134354.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This book chronicles the rise and subsequent fortunes of Hindu goddess worship, or Śāktism, in the region of Bengal from the middle of the eighteenth century to the present. The primary documents are ... More


Fabulous Females and Peerless Pirs: Tales of Mad Adventure in Old Bengal

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780195165296
eISBN:
9780199835461
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195165292.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

The mythic figure Satya Pīr has a wide following among Hindus and Muslims alike in the Bangla-speaking regions of South Asia. Believed to be an avatara of krsna, or a Sufi saint, or somehow both, he ... More


Bengali Society

Rabindra Ray

in The Naxalites and their Ideology

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198077381
eISBN:
9780199081011
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198077381.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

Though Naxalbari is situated in Bengal, Naxalism was not restricted here. Membership in the Communist Party of India (Marxist–Leninist) [CPI(M–L)] extended all over India, and the greatest successes ... More


Introduction

Rachel Fell McDermott

in Mother of My Heart, Daughter of My Dreams: Kali and Uma in the Devotional Poetry of Bengal

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195134353
eISBN:
9780199834457
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195134354.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

The central concern of this book is the influence of bhakti, or the devotional attitude, in transforming perceptions of Hindu deities and their famous poet‐saints. Methodologically, this study ... More


Setting the Literary and Ritual Scene in Eighteenth‐Century Bengal

Rachel Fell McDermott

in Mother of My Heart, Daughter of My Dreams: Kali and Uma in the Devotional Poetry of Bengal

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195134353
eISBN:
9780199834457
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195134354.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

Introduces the textual and ceremonial influences on the emerging Hindu Śākta literature in eighteenth‐century Bengal. It traces the Sanskrit and Bengali textual precedents, and Vaiṣṇavism. It then ... More


Dancing on the Heart‐Lotus: Kālī and the Rāmprasāds of Bengali Literature

Rachel Fell McDermott

in Mother of My Heart, Daughter of My Dreams: Kali and Uma in the Devotional Poetry of Bengal

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195134353
eISBN:
9780199834457
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195134354.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

An assessment is made of Rāmprasād Sen's poetic contributions to the Bengali Hindu Śākta literature in the light of the textual precedents examined in the last chapter. The first part of the chapter ... More


Keeping the Legacy Alive: Kamalākānta Bhaṭṭācārya and the Śākta Padāvalī Tradition

Rachel Fell McDermott

in Mother of My Heart, Daughter of My Dreams: Kali and Uma in the Devotional Poetry of Bengal

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195134353
eISBN:
9780199834457
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195134354.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

An assessment is made of Kamalākānta Bhaṭṭācārya's poetic contributions to the Bengali Hindu Śākta literature in the light of the textual precedents examined in Ch. 5. The first part of the chapter ... More


“Mā, Come and Stay Awhile”: Kālī and Umā In Eighteenth‐ To Twentieth‐Century Bengali Poetry

Rachel Fell McDermott

in Mother of My Heart, Daughter of My Dreams: Kali and Uma in the Devotional Poetry of Bengal

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195134353
eISBN:
9780199834457
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195134354.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

The discussion of Rāmprasād Sen's and Kamalākānta Bhaṭṭācārya's poetic contributions to the Bengali Hindu Śākta literature in the last two chapters is brought up to the present by referring ... More


Conclusion: Bhakti's Balm in Bengal

Rachel Fell McDermott

in Mother of My Heart, Daughter of My Dreams: Kali and Uma in the Devotional Poetry of Bengal

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195134353
eISBN:
9780199834457
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195134354.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This concluding chapter has three aims. These are: to recapitulate and comment upon the nuances of the relationship between bhakti (or the devotional attitude) and Tantra as it is expressed in ... More


The Princess Who Nursed Her Own Husband: Gayārāma Dāsa's Madanamañjarī Pālā

Tony K. Stewart

in Fabulous Females and Peerless Pirs: Tales of Mad Adventure in Old Bengal

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780195165296
eISBN:
9780199835461
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195165292.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

The Princess Who Nursed Her Own Husband, a Bengali folk tale translated into English, is presented.


Introduction

Rachel Fell McDermott

in Singing to the Goddess: Poems to Kali and Uma from Bengal

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195134346
eISBN:
9780199868056
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195134346.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This introduction to the book has five sections. These cover discussion of: the pathways to Bengali Hindu Śākta poetry (sources, precedents, and influences); the 164 compositions by 37 representative ... More


The Poems

Rachel Fell McDermott

in Singing to the Goddess: Poems to Kali and Uma from Bengal

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195134346
eISBN:
9780199868056
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195134346.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

Translations of ten Bengali Hindu Śākta poems are presented, each prefaced by an explanatory introduction. The poems are: Kālī among the corpses: poems of battle; The cosmic goddess of ... More


The Wazir's Daughter Who Married a Sacrificial Goat: Kavi Ārif's Lālmon Kecchā

Tony K. Stewart

in Fabulous Females and Peerless Pirs: Tales of Mad Adventure in Old Bengal

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780195165296
eISBN:
9780199835461
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195165292.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

The Wazir's Daughter Who Married a Sacrificial Goat, a Bengali folk tale translated into English, is presented.


The Unwilting Garland of Faithfulness: Kiṇkara Dāsa's Rambhāvatī Pālā

Tony K. Stewart

in Fabulous Females and Peerless Pirs: Tales of Mad Adventure in Old Bengal

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780195165296
eISBN:
9780199835461
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195165292.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

The Unwilting Garland of Faithfulness, a Bengali folk tale translated into English, is presented.


The Fabled Beṅgamā Bird and the Stupid Prince: Kavi Kaṇva's Ākhoṭi Pālā

Tony K. Stewart

in Fabulous Females and Peerless Pirs: Tales of Mad Adventure in Old Bengal

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780195165296
eISBN:
9780199835461
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195165292.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

The Fabled Bengamā Bird and the Stupid Prince, a Bengali folk tale translated into English, is presented.


The Disconsolate Yogī Who Turned the Merchant's Wife into a Dog: Dvīja Kavibara's Bāghāmbara Pālā

Tony K. Stewart

in Fabulous Females and Peerless Pirs: Tales of Mad Adventure in Old Bengal

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780195165296
eISBN:
9780199835461
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195165292.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

The Disconsolate Yogī Who Turned the Merchant's Wife into a Dog, a Bengali folk tale translated into English, is presented.


The Mother's Son Who Spat up Pearls: Kiṅkara Dāsa's Matilāla Pālā

Tony K. Stewart

in Fabulous Females and Peerless Pirs: Tales of Mad Adventure in Old Bengal

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780195165296
eISBN:
9780199835461
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195165292.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

The Mother's Son Who Spat up Pearls, a Bengali folk tale translated into English, is presented.


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