The Outlaw Pirate Heroine, An Analysis of a Durgā Figure in a 1935 Prabhat Film

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ID Serval
serval:BIB_2620
Type
Partie de livre
Collection
Publications
Institution
Titre
The Outlaw Pirate Heroine, An Analysis of a Durgā Figure in a 1935 Prabhat Film
Titre du livre
Wild Goddesses in India and Nepal
Auteur(s)
Burger M.
Editeur
Bern: Peter Lang
ISBN
978-3-906756-04-2
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
1996
Editeur scientifique
Michaels A., Vogelsanger C., Wilke A.
Pages
529-543
Langue
anglais
Résumé
(Résumé de l'ouvrage) She kills and destroys. She causes illness and disaster. The wild goddess evokes fear and terror. People worship her with blood-sacrifices and alcohol in order to appease her rage, but also in order to participate in her power for she is at once a force of destruction and a force of regeneration, of life, and of sexuality. Her creative violence reflects the ambivalent power of nature. The idea of frightening goddesses is preserved in regionally different forms throughout South Asia. The Institute for the Science of Religions, University of Berne, and the Museum of Anthropology of the University of Zurich, coordinated a symposium on wild goddesses in India and Nepal. The papers and reports on ongoing research presented at this symposium are published in this volume.
Mots-clé
Wild Goddesses, Nepal, India, Destruction, Regeneration
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