Journals Higher Education

$90.00

Hardcover

Published: 26 December 2017

c.350 Pages | 6 illus.

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780197266106


Bookseller Code (01)

Heroic Shaktism

The Cult of Durga in Ancient Indian Kingship

Bihani Sarkar

British Academy Monographs

  • First published chronological study of the cult of Durga
  • Up-to-date, uses recent philological research
  • Includes Sanskrit text and translations of influential works such as the Devipurana and the Durgabhaktitarangini
  • Wide-ranging sources, including epigraphic, literary and scriptural sources in Sanskrit, and anthropological studies
  • Contains individual case studies of important local goddesses identified with Durga
  • Contains maps of major cult centres and genealogies of kings
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