Oh Terrifying Mother is an anthropological exploration of a South Indian ritual in which male actors become possessed by the fierce goddess Bhagvati as a divine offering. By providing an on-the-ground look at the many meanings of Kali to those who worship her, this book fills an important niche in the burgeoning literature on Hindu goddesses.
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Sarah Caldwell is at California State University,Chico, USA.Review:
"I recommend the book as a new classic and primary source in post-modern anthropology... The brilliance of Caldwell's text is in giving the reader an experience akin to the audience at the ritual."--Journal of Anthropological Research
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Book Description Oxford University Press, 2001. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110195657969
Book Description Oxford University Press. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0195657969 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.0978101