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Children Of The Goddess

Marine Carrin (Author)

The women featured in this book Children of the Goddess: Devotion and on Female Priesthood in Bengal live on the frontier between the tribal and the low-caste society in Bengal, and turn to religion in order to forge a new identify Often rejected by their own community' and having lived through long and difficult personal crises some of them turn to religion and to an accultured identity. Some may succeed in becoming female priests, presiding over a Goddess shrine, having given up their femininity by ceasing to menstruate. As Parvati, the central personality of the book, puts it: 'Now I no longer need a child. I am the child of the Goddess', even as she innovates on the boundaries of Hinduism.

The book provides a window to a little-known world where social marginality, subaltern assertion, the the contestation between tribal religion and Hinduism merge to produce a unique perspective on popular Hinduism.

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Bibliographic information

Title Children Of The Goddess
Author Marine Carrin
Format Hardcover
Date published: 31.12.2018
Edition 1st. ed.
Publisher Primus Books
Language: English
isbn 9789386552532
length 299p., 8 Pages Black and White Illustrationss; 9.5 Inch X 6.5 Inch.
Subjects History