Journals Higher Education

£75.00

Hardback

Published: 26 October 2017

c.350 Pages | 3 maps and 3 black and white illustrations

234 x 156mm

ISBN: 9780197266106


Bookseller Code (AO)

Heroic Shāktism

The Cult of Durgā in Ancient Indian Kingship

Bihani Sarkar

British Academy Monographs

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