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This study, an acclaimed work on the subject, correlates the cult of Indian Mother Goddess with similar cults found in different parts of the world. It reveas Intersting historical processes working behind the origin and development of the cult. It further highlights its popularity among the masses specially among the lower order, Its functional role in space and time and its entry into the so called higher forms of religious systems of India and abroad. Printed Pages: 360. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 47261
Inhaltsangabe: This study correlates the cult of the Indian Mother Goddess with similar cults found in different parts of the world. This 3rd enlarged edition includes five appendices, viz., Regional Distribution of the Goddess Cult; the Female-Dominated Societies; and Fertility Rites as the Basis of Tantricism.
About the Author: A retired professor of Calcutta University, Dr. Bhattacharyya presided over the Ancient India section of the Indian History Congress in 1992.
Titel: The Indian Mother Goddess
Verlag: Manohar Publishers & Distributors
Buchbeschreibung New Delhi 2001. xiii,288 pp. Or.bd. Artikel-Nr. 117896
Buchbeschreibung Leiden, Brill, 1977. xiii,288 pp. Or.cloth. Artikel-Nr. 72197