The Book of Devi

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Penguin Books India, 2010 - Religion - 161 pages
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Devi, Mother and Protector of the World, is one of the most loved figures of Hindu iconography. In her various incarnations, Devi is warrior, mother, faithful wife, and the fount of knowledge, delivering all that her devotees ask of her. Bulbul Sharma tells the fascinating story of Devi in this book, drawing upon the many strands of myth and legend contained in ancient scriptures and also in folklore. She looks at how these stories were created, how they changed down the ages, and the vision of the world they uphold. Rich in drama and symbolism, these stories live today with the same intensity as they did when they were first told.
 

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Contents

Durga
3
Sati
31
Lakshmi
45
Saraswati
61
Sita
77
Radha
107
Ganga
129
Village Goddesses and Minor Deities
143
Hymn to Aparajita
158
Bibliography 162
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Bulbul Sharma is an artist and a writer. She is the author of Tales of Fabled Beasts, Gods and Demons.

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