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Divine Mother, Blessed Mother: Hindu Goddesses and the Virgin Mary

Francis X. Clooney

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780195170375
eISBN:
9780199835379
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195170377.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Analyzing six Hindu and Christian hymns, Clooney asks questions such as: How have Hindu theologians made room for a feminine divine alongside the masculine, and why? How has Christian thinking about ... More


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


Renowned Goddess of Desire: Women, Sex, and Speech in Tantra

Loriliai Biernacki

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195327823
eISBN:
9780199785520
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195327823.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

The role of women and ideas of gender are fundamental components of all religious traditions. Tantric traditions in particular offer a unique perspective on women's participation in religious ... More


Doing Public Management the Fatalist Way?

Christopher Hood

in The Art of the State: Culture, Rhetoric, and Public Management

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198297659
eISBN:
9780191599484
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198297653.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

In the four chapters of Part II, public management ideas that loosely correspond to each of the four polar world views identified by cultural theory are discussed; here the cultural‐theory framework ... 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


Hypostases of Helen

Lowell Edmunds

in Stealing Helen: The Myth of the Abducted Wife in Comparative Perspective

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691165127
eISBN:
9781400874224
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691165127.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Folk Literature

This chapter reexamines the evidence for two cults of Helen, as part of a discussion into the origins of Helen and her myth outside of her narrative. Some scholars have posited that Helen, before ... More


Stealing Helen: The Myth of the Abducted Wife in Comparative Perspective

Lowell Edmunds

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691165127
eISBN:
9781400874224
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691165127.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Folk Literature

It's a familiar story: a beautiful woman is abducted and her husband journeys to recover her. This story's best-known incarnation is also a central Greek myth—the abduction of Helen that led to the ... More


 Wandering from “Hills to Valleys” with the Goddess: Protection and Freedom in the Matamma Tradition of Andhra

Joyce Burkhalter Flueckiger

in Women's Lives, Women's Rituals in the Hindu Tradition

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780195177060
eISBN:
9780199785438
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195177060.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter explores the ways that South Indian Hindu women expand the boundaries of domesticity through a ritual alliance between women and the goddess Gangamma. In many Indian contexts, marriage ... More


 The Play of the Mother:: Possession and Power in Hindu Women's Goddess Rituals

Kathleen M. Erndl

in Women's Lives, Women's Rituals in the Hindu Tradition

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780195177060
eISBN:
9780199785438
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195177060.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter explores questions of Hindu women's power in connection with goddess possession rituals in the Kangra Valley area of Himachal Pradesh, North India. In Kangra, it is not uncommon for ... More


Like Mother, Like Son: Hanuman, Goddesses, and Women

Philip Lutgendorf

in Hanuman's Tale: The Messages of a Divine Monkey

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780195309225
eISBN:
9780199785391
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195309225.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

Whereas Hanuman is sometimes alleged to be primarily a “men's deity”, this chapter takes a fresh look at his cult through the lens of gender relations and of discourses about sexuality and its ... More


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