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Mother-Goddess in Pre-Mediaeval Bengal

Sikha Sarkar (Author)
Synopsis The present work contains the results of prolonged research in the light of the Puranic and Tantric texts, archaeology and anthropological data. The objective of the work is to make an in-depth study of various manifestations of the female divinities in Eastern India, especially in Bengal. An interesting light has been thrown on the cult of Mother-Goddess, the concept which covers different names and forms of the female divinities having bearing upon the socio-religions life of the people of Bengal. The work has touched upon the meeting point between the elite and the folk culture.
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About the author

Sikha Sarkar

Dr. Sikha Sarkar (Aditya) comes of a very respected family of Rangpur (Bangladesh). She was brought up in the district of Burdwan and completed her post-graduate studies at the University of Burdwan. She obtained First Class in M.A. in History (1977) and stood first in order of merit. She was awarded research fellowship, for which she was encouraged to undertake a research project. She has already rendered service as a teacher of history at different colleges located in Purulia and Burdwan for about more than ten years. At present she is not only a senior member of the Department of History, Burdwan Raj College, but also secretary of a research-organisation known as ‘Bharata Vidya Charcha Kendra’. She has delivered lectures at the invitation of Bharata Vidya Charcha Kendra itself and other literary and cultural societies.

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Title Mother-Goddess in Pre-Mediaeval Bengal
Author Sikha Sarkar
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2001
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
length xv+237p., Plates; 23cm.