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Published: 12 December 2013

384 Pages | 96 illus.


ISBN: 9780199325023

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Vicissitudes of the Goddess

Reconstructions of the Gramadevata in India's Religious Traditions

Sree Padma

  • Explores the sometimes spectacular death and subsequent deification of Indian women apparent in rites such as sati
  • Analyzes the sudden popularity and proliferation of local goddesses that have gained national public attention