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Goddesses and Women


Author Arvind Sharma
Publisher Indica Books
Language English
Edition -
ISBN 81-86569693
Pages -
Cover Paper Back
Size 14 x 2 x 22 (l x w x h)
Item Code IB0073
Other "This book goes beyond the traditional sources that lie at the basis for determining the position of goddesses and women in India. Following the lead of a ""hermeneutics of surprise"" the book identifies, indeed, surprising new material--and conclusions; for example the analysis of Vedic Srauta ritual. Or by offering surprising conclusions, when the location is obviously one involving women and goddesses, or anthropology discovers that the worship of the Great Goddess temporarily elevates the position of women. Other examples of the effectivity of the 'hermeneutics of surprise' are seen when applied to the role of Dakinis, Shakti worship, the Marathi Sant tradition, and to Shankara's commentaries. Arvind Sharma is Birks Professor of Comparative Religion in the Faculty of Religious Studies at McGill University, Montreal, Canada. He has edited several volumes on the position of women in the world's religions."


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