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By John Stratton Hawley,Donna Marie Wulff

The monotheistic religions of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam have significantly constrained the portrayal of the divine as female. yet in Hinduism "God" quite often potential "Goddess." This remarkable assortment explores twelve diversified Hindu goddesses, all of whom are indirectly on the topic of Devi, the good Goddess. they vary from the liquid goddess-energy of the River Ganges to the owning, entrancing warmth of Bhagavati and Seranvali. they're neighborhood, like Vindhyavasini, and international, like Kali; historic, like Saranyu, and glossy, like "Mother India." the gathering combines research of texts with in depth fieldwork, permitting the reader to determine how goddesses are worshiped in lifestyle. In those compelling essays, the divine female in Hinduism is printed as by no means before—fascinating, contradictory, powerful.

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