Mother of Bliss

Mother of Bliss : =Anandamayi Ma (1896-1982)

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This book examines the life of =Anandamayi Ma, one of the most renowned Hindu holy women of modern times. Lisa Hallstrom paints a vivid portrait of this extraordinary woman, her ideas, and her continuing influence. In the process, the author sheds new light on important themes of Hindu religious life, including the centrality of the guru, the influence of living saints, and the apparent paradox of the worship of the divine feminine and the status of Hindu more

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  • Paperback | 324 pages
  • 152 x 228 x 22mm | 480.81g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0195116488
  • 9780195116489
  • 601,432

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Hallstrom...employs critical analysis, with insightful self-reflection. Includes extensive excerpts from interviews. For all libraries. * Religious Studies Review * I cannot imagine a better, more scholarly, and yet respectful study of a Hindu woman saint. This book should be read by everyone interested in women and religion, Hindu women, Hindu goddesses, and the comparative categories of saint, religious teacher, and incarnation....fascinating reading....this book is a tour de force, a marvelous example of sensitive scholarship. * The Journal of Asian Studies *show more

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About Lisa Lassell Hallstrom

Former Professor of Religion and Asian Studies, Mt. Holyoke more

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