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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


 A Necklace of Three Jewels for the Lord of Gods: The Mummaṇikkōvai

Steven P. Hopkins

in An Ornament for Jewels: Love Poems For The Lord of Gods, by Venkatesa

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195326390
eISBN:
9780199870455
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326390.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

A full translation of Venkatesha's Tamil prabandham, the Mummanikkovai, with detailed thematic afterword and notes. The afterword situates Venkatesha's Tamil poem in the history of classical Tamil ... More


Fusion of the Soul: Jayashri Ma and the Primordial Mother

June McDaniel

in The Graceful Guru: Hindu Female Gurus in India and the United States

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195145380
eISBN:
9780199849963
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195145380.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

Jayashri Ma's continual state of spiritual merger with Adya Shakti Kali, who gained widespread attention in the early 20th century, was looked at to be an unorthodox female guru. She is an ... More


Introduction

June McDaniel

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

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195167900
eISBN:
9780199849970
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195167900.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This introductory chapter begins with a brief discussion of the goddess Shakti and goddess worship in India. It then describes the types of Shaktism: folk/tribal Shaktism, tantric/yogic Shaktism, and ... More


Gurumayi, the Play of Shakti and Guru

Karen Pechilis

in The Graceful Guru: Hindu Female Gurus in India and the United States

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195145380
eISBN:
9780199849963
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195145380.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

Gurumayi (Swami Chidvilasananda) is the current guru of the worldwide Siddha Yoga organization that promotes the uplift of humanity through a collective “revolution” in spiritual consciousness, ... More


Prologue: Ecstasy

Keith E. McNeal

in Trance and Modernity in the Southern Caribbean: African and Hindu Popular Religions in Trinidad and Tobago

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780813037363
eISBN:
9780813042121
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813037363.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

The prologue launches the book with two anecdotes experienced by the author engaging with African and Hindu spirit mediums, which introduce the reader to the practice of trance performance as well as ... More


Doing the Mother's Work

Keith E. McNeal

in Trance and Modernity in the Southern Caribbean: African and Hindu Popular Religions in Trinidad and Tobago

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780813037363
eISBN:
9780813042121
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813037363.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter examines the topography of Indo-Creole Shakti worship in terms of social organization, ritual structure, and material culture, exploring its dynamic heterodox pantheon through the ... More


Cultivating the Wild

Vandana Shiva

in Wildness: Relations of People and Place

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226444666
eISBN:
9780226444970
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226444970.003.0024
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

This chapter investigates wildness as the generative force of the universe. Vandana Shiva draws parallels between the Hindi word “Shakti” and wildness, with Shakti referring to energy as the ... More


PII, Victimhood and “Nuclear Apartheid”

Manjari Chatterjee Miller

in Wronged by Empire: Post-Imperial Ideology and Foreign Policy in India and China

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780804786522
eISBN:
9780804788434
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804786522.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter turns to the contemporary period to show that PII and, specifically, victimhood matter today. It analyzes India's decision to declare nuclear weapons state status in 1998. It uses PII to ... More


Cinema as Family Romance

Priya Joshi (ed.)

in Bollywood's India: A Public Fantasy

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231169615
eISBN:
9780231539074
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231169615.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter explores the extent to which the traumas of the 1970s were displaced onto the family and crisis in the political culture of popular Hindi cinema. It considers the blockbuster trilogy: ... More


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