Mother of My Heart, Daughter of My Dreams: Kali and Uma in the Devotional Poetry of Bengal

Hardcover | May 15, 2001

byRachel Fell McDermott

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This book chronicles the rise of goddess worship in the region of Bengal from the middle of the eighteenth century to the present. Focusing on the goddesses Kali and Uma, McDermott examines lyrical poems written by devotees from Ramprasad Sen (ca. 1718-1775) to Kazi Nazrul Islam(1899-1976).

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This book chronicles the rise of goddess worship in the region of Bengal from the middle of the eighteenth century to the present. Focusing on the goddesses Kali and Uma, McDermott examines lyrical poems written by devotees from Ramprasad Sen (ca. 1718-1775) to Kazi Nazrul Islam(1899-1976).

Rachel Fell McDermott is at Barnard College.
Format:HardcoverPublished:May 15, 2001Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195134354

ISBN - 13:9780195134353

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"Chock-full of interesting details and new insights. This is an excellent, meticulously researched, and clearly written book. It will be useful in courses on Indian religion in general and on the Goddess in particular, either by itself or in conjunction with its companion book oftranslations, Singing to the Godess: Poems to Kali and Uma from Bengal (New York: Oxford University Press, 2001)"-The Journal of Religion