Encountering the Goddess A Translation of the Devi-Mahatmya and a Study of Its Interpretation

ISBN-10: 0791404463
ISBN-13: 9780791404461
Edition: 1991
Authors: Thomas B. Coburn
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Book details

List price: $33.95
Copyright year: 1991
Publisher: State University of New York Press
Publication date: 4/23/1991
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Illustrations
Preface
Introduction
The Text in Its Context
The Historical Setting
Introduction
Sanskrit and Sanskritization
The Names of the Goddess
The Myths in the Devi-Mahatmya
The Divine Protector or Protectress
The Text in Translation
A Note on the Translation
The Translation
Encounters With the Goddess
The Legacy of a Text
Encounter with the Text I--The Ritual and Philosophy of the Angas
Introduction
The Armor, the Stopper, the Bolt: Kavaca, Argala, and Kilaka
The Secrets Pertaining to Primordial Matters, Subsequent Modifications, and Forms: The Pradhanika, Vaikrtika, and Murti Rahasyas
Encounter with the Text II--The Commentaries
Introduction
Bhaskararaya and Nagoji Bhatta
Bhaskararaya's Guptavati: "Containing What is Hidden"
Comparative Considerations
Encounters in the Contemporary World
Introduction
Scholar and Translator
Pujari and Professor
"Standing at the Feet of the Mother"
Conclusion
Translation of the Angas
Notes
Glossary
Bibliography
Index

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