Encountering Kali – In the Margins, At the Center, In the West(English, Paperback, Jeffrey J. Kripal, Rachel Fell McDermott, Jeffrey John Kripal)

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Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Publisher: University Of California Press

ISBN: 9780520232402, 0520232402

Edition: 2003

Pages: 339

Encountering Kali explores one of the most remarkable divinities the world has seen--the Hindu goddess Kali. She is
simultaneously understood as a blood-thirsty warrior, a goddess of ritual possession, a Tantric sexual partner, and an
all-loving, compassionate Mother. Popular and scholarly interest in her has been on the rise in the West in recent
years. Responding to this phenomenon, this volume focuses on the complexities involved in interpreting Kali in both her
indigenous South Asian settings and her more recent Western incarnations. Using scriptural history, temple architecture,
political violence, feminist and psychoanalytic criticism, autobiographical reflection, and the goddess's recent guises
on the Internet, the contributors pose questions relevant to our understanding of Kali, as they illuminate the problems
and promises inherent in every act of cross-cultural interpretation.
Language: English
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: University Of California Press
ISBN: 9780520232402, 0520232402
Edition: 2003
Pages: 339
Publication Year: 2003
Width: 6.36
Height: 0.88
Weight: 518