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Vivienne Kondos (Author)

The central theme of the hook revolves around Kali, time and metaphysics. This theme is pursued in two ways. The first is with four short pieces which focus on aesthetic issue at the centre of which is Kali. The second consists of four proviously, published ethnographically based papers but which have been subjected to extensive revision so as to fit into the central theme.

Kondos’s key contention in dealing with various issues concerning Kali is that western theory, models and ways of thinking are inadequate or an understanding of this complex figure and her attributes. Rather, Kondos argues that for a fuller and more appropriate ways of understanding and appreciating this intriguing deity is through. Hindu theory, Hindu metaphysics and the Hindu processual approach to the world.

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About the author

Vivienne Kondos

Vivienne Kondos is currently an Honorary Research Associate at the University of Sydney. She obtained her doctorate at this university where she taught in the Department of Anthropology. Dr. Kondos has written numerous papers on Nepalese politics, culture and society based on extensive and on-going field work with Parbatya and Newar peoples in Kathmandu. She has two edited collections, The Politics of Ritual, and a second, co-edited with G. Cawlishaw, Mabo and Australia. Of late Dr. Kondos has begun field work inj Greece.

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Bibliographic information

Title Kali
Format Softcover
Date published: 31.12.2013
Edition 1st ed.
Publisher Mandala Book Point
Language: English
isbn 9789994655212
length 123p., 4 Color Illustrations; 8.0 Inch X 5.5 Inch.