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In the Beginning IS Desire: Tracing Kali’s Footprints in Indian Literature

by Neela Bhattacharya Saxena

Publisher: Indialog Publications Pvt Ltd

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This is a personal exploration by a woman of her spiritual and intellectual heritage. Raised in the tradition of Kali worship that she describes as "pregnant nothingness," she traces Kali's footprints as Desire in Indian literature. Her reading of history and narrative travels an immense landscape – from the Rig Veda and Buddhist stories to Sufi poetry and contemporary novels – in the quest for a goddess who has fascinated her since childhood. This is a personal exploration by a woman of her spiritual and intellectual heritage. Raised in the tradition of Kali worship that she describes as "pregnant nothingness," she traces Kali's footprints as Desire in Indian literature.

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Book :
In the Beginning IS Desire: Tracing Kali’s Footprints in Indian Literature
Book ID :
49231
Author :
Neela Bhattacharya Saxena
ISBN 13 :
9788187981619
Year of Publication :
2004
Publisher :
Indialog Publications Pvt Ltd
Binding :
Softcover
Pages :
331
Size :
14 x 21 cm
Weight :
1 kg

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