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Author Mabbett, Ian, author.

Title Conceiving the Goddess : Transformation and Appropriation in Indic Religions / Ian Mabbett, Jayant Bhalchandra Bapat.

Published Clayton, Victoria, Australia : Monash University Publishing, 2016.
Berlin : Knowledge Unlatched, 2016.


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 online resource (xii, 290 pages) : illustrations, charts, figures, tables.
Series The Monash Asia
Monash Asia.
KU Select 2016: Frontlist Collection
Contents On appropriation and transformation / Ian Mabbett and Jayant Bhalchandra Bapat -- Crowns, horns and goddesses: appropriation of symbols in Gandhara and beyond / Angelo Andrea Di Castro -- The appropriation of the goddess into the Puranic narrative: integration/appropriation in the Vamanapurana / Greg Bailey -- The Yaksini Devi of Mangaon: appropriation of a Jain goddess by Brahminic Hinduism / Jayant Bhalchandra Bapat -- Appropriating the inappropriate / John R. Dupuche -- Ravidas and the Ganga: appropriation or contestation? / Peter Friedlander -- The goddess Chinnamasta's severed head as a re-appropriation f the cosmic sacrifice / Ian Mabbett -- The appropriation of Durga / Pratish Bandopadhayay -- From a Saktipitha to Kuladaivata: the appropriation of goddess Jogai of Ambe / Madhavi Narsalay -- The female protector of Yolmo's hidden land / David Templeman -- Ekveera Devi and the Son Kolis of Mumbai: have the Kolis appropriated the Karle Buddhist Chaitya? / Marika Vicziany, Jayant Bhalchandra Bapat and Sanjay Ranade -- Modern appropriations of Devi / Martin Hríbek.
Summary Conceiving the Goddess is an exploration of goddess cults in South Asia that embodies research on South Asian goddesses in various disciplines. The theme running through all the contributions, with their multiple approaches and points of view, is the concept of appropriation, whereby one religious group adopts a religious belief or practice not formerly its own. What is the motivation behind this? Are such actions attempts to dominate, or to resist the domination of others, or to adapt to changing social circumstances-or perhaps simply to enrich the religious experience of a group's members? In examining these questions, Conceiving the Goddess considers a range of settings: a Jain goddess lurking in a Brahminical temple, the fraught relationship between the humble Cam?r caste and the river goddess Ga?g?, the mutual appropriation of disciple and goddess in the tantric exercises of Kashmiri"aivism, and the alarming self-decapitation of the fierce goddess Chinnamast?
Language notes In English.
Other author Bapat, Jayant Bhalchandra, author.
Knowledge Unlatched issuing body.
Subject Goddesses, Indic -- South Asia.
Goddesses, Indic.
Women and religion -- South Asia.
Women and religion.
Variant Title Conceiving the Goddess, Transformation and Appropriation in Indic Religions
ISBN 9781925377309