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Indrani: Demon’s Daughter, Queen of Gods

Madhurika K. Maheshwari (Author)

Indrani is the consort (wife) of Lord Indra and also the queen of Gods. She was the daughter demon Puloman who killed by Indra. Starting with the history of the worship of matrikas or goddesses in India from the time of ancient Indus Civilization, the book traces the history of Indrani from the Vedic period through the ages of Epics and Puranas, her absorption in the folds of Jainism and Buddhism, her pinnacle with the union of Saptamatrikas book is a landmark publication on the history and iconography of Indrani.

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About the author

Madhurika K. Maheshwari

Madhurika K. Maheshwari, a 1962 Arts Graduate from Calcutta University, specialised in Hindi. She followed up with a Visharada degree in Hindi from Allahabad University. Her command over the language was put to good use when she began to adept and translate English plays into Hindi- what’s more these plays were staged successfully all over India. Married to internationally-Known numismatist Dr. K.K. Maheshwari, Madhurika continued to nurture her interest in history and even more so, mythology, even as she was occupied as housewife and mother. While her first publication is centred on the Buddhist Goddess Hariti, she has already begun work on the second: a companion volume on Hariti’s consort, Kubera.

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Title Indrani: Demon’s Daughter, Queen of Gods
Format Hardcover
Date published: 23.02.2017
Edition 1st. ed.
Publisher IIRNS Publications
Language: English
isbn 9788186786390
length 176p., 280x215mm; 184 Coloured Photographs and Drawings.