Offering Flowers, Feeding Skulls

Offering Flowers, Feeding Skulls : Popular Goddess Worship in West Bengal

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In Offering Flowers, Feeding Skulls, June McDaniel provides an exhaustive, accessibly written overview of Bengali goddess worship or Shakti. McDaniel identifies three major forms of goddess worship, and examines each through its myths, folklore, songs, rituals, sacred texts, and practitioners. Drawing on years of fieldwork and extensive research, McDaniel paints a rich, expansive portrait of this fascinating religious tradition.show more

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  • Hardback | 368 pages
  • 160 x 236.2 x 27.9mm | 589.68g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0195167902
  • 9780195167900

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