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The Outlaw Pirate Heroine, An Analysis of a Durgā Figure in a 1935 Prabhat Film
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Wild Goddesses in India and Nepal
Bern: Peter Lang
Michaels A., Vogelsanger C., Wilke A.
(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.
Wild Goddesses, Nepal, India, Destruction, Regeneration
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