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David Kinsley University of California Press, Jul. 19, 1988 - Religion - 281 pages 0 Reviewshttps://books.google.com/books/about/Hindu_Goddesses.html?id=HzldwMHeS6IC Goddess worship has long been a significant aspect of Hinduism. In this book David Kinsley, author of The Sword and the Flute—Kali & Krsna: Dark Visions of the Terrible and the Sublime in Hindu Mythology, sorts out the rich yet often chaotic history of Hindu goddess worship. Preview this book »

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Table of Contents
Index
References

Contents

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Hindu Goddesses: Visions of the Divine Feminine in the Hindu Religious Tradition
David R. Kinsley
Limited preview - 1988
Hindu Goddesses: Visions of the Divine Feminine in the Hindu Religious Tradition
David Kinsley
Limited preview - 1987

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About the author (1988)

David Kinsley is Professor of Religion at McMaster University, Canada. He is the author of Tantric Visions of the Divine Feminine: The Ten Mahavidyas (California, 1997), and The Sword and the Flute: Kali and Krisna, Dark Visions of the Terrible and Sublime in Hindu Mythology (California, 1975).

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Title Hindu Goddesses: Visions of the Divine Feminine in the Hindu Religious Tradition
Volume 12 of Hermeneutics: Studies in the History of Religions Author David Kinsley Edition reprint, revised Publisher University of California Press, 1988 ISBN 052090883X, 9780520908833 Length 281 pages Subjects Religion  › Hinduism  › General

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