A Garland of Forgotten Goddesses: Tales of the Feminine Divine from India and Beyond (Paperback)

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By Michael Slouber (Editor)
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Imagining the divine as female is rare—even controversial—in most religions. Hinduism, by contrast, preserves a rich and continuous tradition of goddess worship. A Garland of Forgotten Goddesses conveys the diversity of this tradition by bringing together a fresh array of captivating and largely overlooked Hindu goddess tales from different regions. As the first such anthology of goddess narratives in translation, this collection highlights a range of sources from ancient myths to modern lore. The goddesses featured here battle demons, perform miracles, and grant rare Tantric visions to their devotees. Each translation is paired with a short essay that explains the goddess’s historical and social context, elucidating the ways religion adapts to changing times.

About the Author


Michael Slouber is Associate Professor of South Asian Studies at Western Washington University and the author of Early Tantric Medicine.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780520375758
ISBN-10: 0520375750
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication Date: December 22nd, 2020
Pages: 374