DEVI - THE GODDESSES OF INDIA is written by John stratton hawley and published by Aleph book company. Buy DEVI - THE GODDESSES OF INDIA by John stratton hawley from markmybook.com. An online bokstore for all kind of fiction, non fiction books and novels of English, Hindi & other Indian Languages.
The monotheistic religions of Judaism, Christianity and Islam have severely limited the portrayal of the divine as feminine. But in Hinduism `God` very often means `Goddess`. This extraordinary collection explores twelve different Hindu goddesses, all of whom are in some way related to Devi, the Great Goddess. They range from the liquid goddess-energy of the River Ganges to the possessing, entrancing heat of Bhagavati and Seranvali. They are local, like Vindhyavasini, and global, like Kali ancient, like Saranyu, and modern, like `Mother India`. The collection combines analysis of texts with intensive fieldwork, allowing the reader to see how goddesses are worshiped in everyday life. In these compelling essays, the divine feminine in Hinduism is revealed as never before-fascinating, contradictory, powerful.