Subscribe for Newsletters and Discounts
Be the first to receive our thoughtfully written
religious articles and product discounts.
Your interests (Optional)
This will help us make recommendations and send discounts and sale information at times.
By registering, you may receive account related information, our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
.
By subscribing, you will receive our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. All emails will be sent by Exotic India using the email address info@exoticindia.com.

Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
|6
Sign In  |  Sign up
Your Cart (0)
Best Deals
Share our website with your friends.
Email this page to a friend
Books > Hindu > Singing to the Goddess Poems to Kali and Uma from Bengal
Subscribe to our newsletter and discounts
Singing to the Goddess Poems to Kali and Uma from Bengal
Singing to the Goddess Poems to Kali and Uma from Bengal
Description
About the book

This vibrant collection presents 145 brief Bengali lyric poems dedicated to the Hindu goddesses Kali and Uma. These poems-many of which are presented here for the first time in English translation-were written from the early eighteenth century up to the contemporary period. They represent the unique Bengali tradition of goddess worship (Saktism) as it developed over this period. Included are forty poems by the most famous of all Sakta poets, Ramprasad Sen (c.1718-1775) and ten lyrics by the renowned 20th-century poet Kaji Nazrul Islam. McDermott's lucid introduction places these works in their historical context and shows how images of the goddesses evolved over the centuries. Her lively translations of these poetic lyrics evoke the passion and devotion of the followers of Kali and Uma and shed light on the history and practice of goddess worship.

About the Author

Rachel Fell McDermott is Assistant Professor of Asian and Middle Eastern Cultures at Barnard Collage. She is the author of Mother of My Heart, Daughter of My Dreams: Kali and Uma in the Devotional Poetry of Bengal (OUP, 2001).

Contents:

Introduction
Pathways to the Sakta Poetry: Sources, Precedents, and Influences
Poet for the Goddess
Family Resemblances: Sakta Padavali as Bhakti Poetry
The Challenges and Choices in Designing an Anthology
Notes on Transliteration, Translation, and Word Definition

The Poems
Kali among the Corpses: Poem of Battle
The Cosmic Goddess of Transformation
The Magician's Daughter and her playful deceptions
"What kind of Mother Are you?" Cries of Complaint
Petitioning the Compassionate
"Oh My Mind!": Instructing the self
Prioritizing Paths: Tantra, Devotion, and Ritual
The Experience of Kundalini Yoga
In Defiance of Death
Adoring the daughter: Agamani and Vijaya Poems for Uma

Notes
A guide to selected names, terms, and texts
Discography
Index of poems by author and first line (English)
Index of poems by author and first line (Bengali)

Singing to the Goddess Poems to Kali and Uma from Bengal

Item Code:
IDC933
Cover:
Paperback
Edition:
2001
ISBN:
0195134346
Size:
9.2" x 6"
Pages:
189
Other Details:
(B&W.illus.:6)
Price:
$22.50   Shipping Free
Notify me when this item is available
Notify me when this item is available
You will be notified when this item is available
Add to Wishlist
Send as e-card
Send as free online greeting card
Singing to the Goddess Poems to Kali and Uma from Bengal

Verify the characters on the left

From:
Edit     
You will be informed as and when your card is viewed. Please note that your card will be active in the system for 30 days.

Viewed 8677 times since 2nd Oct, 2008
About the book

This vibrant collection presents 145 brief Bengali lyric poems dedicated to the Hindu goddesses Kali and Uma. These poems-many of which are presented here for the first time in English translation-were written from the early eighteenth century up to the contemporary period. They represent the unique Bengali tradition of goddess worship (Saktism) as it developed over this period. Included are forty poems by the most famous of all Sakta poets, Ramprasad Sen (c.1718-1775) and ten lyrics by the renowned 20th-century poet Kaji Nazrul Islam. McDermott's lucid introduction places these works in their historical context and shows how images of the goddesses evolved over the centuries. Her lively translations of these poetic lyrics evoke the passion and devotion of the followers of Kali and Uma and shed light on the history and practice of goddess worship.

About the Author

Rachel Fell McDermott is Assistant Professor of Asian and Middle Eastern Cultures at Barnard Collage. She is the author of Mother of My Heart, Daughter of My Dreams: Kali and Uma in the Devotional Poetry of Bengal (OUP, 2001).

Contents:

Introduction
Pathways to the Sakta Poetry: Sources, Precedents, and Influences
Poet for the Goddess
Family Resemblances: Sakta Padavali as Bhakti Poetry
The Challenges and Choices in Designing an Anthology
Notes on Transliteration, Translation, and Word Definition

The Poems
Kali among the Corpses: Poem of Battle
The Cosmic Goddess of Transformation
The Magician's Daughter and her playful deceptions
"What kind of Mother Are you?" Cries of Complaint
Petitioning the Compassionate
"Oh My Mind!": Instructing the self
Prioritizing Paths: Tantra, Devotion, and Ritual
The Experience of Kundalini Yoga
In Defiance of Death
Adoring the daughter: Agamani and Vijaya Poems for Uma

Notes
A guide to selected names, terms, and texts
Discography
Index of poems by author and first line (English)
Index of poems by author and first line (Bengali)
Post a Comment
 
Post Review
Post a Query
For privacy concerns, please view our Privacy Policy
Based on your browsing history
Loading... Please wait

Items Related to Singing to the Goddess Poems to Kali and Uma from Bengal (Hindu | Books)

Kali, Mahakali or Shmashana-Kali
Deal 25% Off
Water Color Painting on Paper
Artist:Kailash Raj
11.5 inch X 8.5 inch
Item Code: HN06
$495.00$371.25
You save: $123.75 (25%)
 With Frame (Add $90.00)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Kali Kirtana-3 (Bengali Songs on Mother Kali) (Audio CD)
Monks & Brahmacharins
Ramakrishna Mission
Item Code: ICD035
$12.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Kali Kirtana-2 (Bengali Songs on Mother Kali) (Audio CD)
Monks & Brahmacharins
Ramakrishna Mission
Item Code: ICD036
$12.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Mother Goddess Kali
Brass Sculpture
12.0" X 9.0" X 2.5"
4.7 kg
Item Code: RD54
$255.00
Backorder
Backorder
Kali and the Fear of Death
Deal 10% Off
Brass Statue
7.5" X 5.1" X 2.8"
1.9 kg
Item Code: EK28
$148.00$133.20
You save: $14.80 (10%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Mother Goddess Kali
Brass Statue
14.0 inch x 11 inch x 7.0 inch
6.2 kg
Item Code: ZBM92
$329.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Mother Kali
Brass Statue
4.8" X 2" X 1"
0.4 Kg
Item Code: ER13
$90.00
Backorder
Backorder
Ten-Armed Kali, or Mahakali
Brass Statue
27.0" X 16.0" X 8.0"
26.2 Kg
Item Code: EQ54
$795.00
Backorder
Backorder
Chants a Kali de Ramprasad (An Old and Rare Book)
by Michèle Lupsa
Paperback (Edition: 1967)
Institut Francais De Pondichery
Item Code: NZK040
$31.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Testimonials
Great website! Easy to find things and easy to pay!!
Elaine, Australia
Always liked Exotic India for lots of choice and a brilliantly service.
Shanti, UK
You have a great selection of books, and it's easy and quickly to purchase from you. Thanks.
Ketil, Norway
Thank you so much for shipping Ma Shitala.  She arrived safely today on Buddha Purnima.  We greeted Her with camphor and conch blowing, and she now is on Ma Kali’s altar.  She is very beautiful.  Thank you for packing Her so well. Jai Ma
Usha, USA
Great site! Myriad of items across the cultural spectrum. Great search capability, too. If it's Indian, you'll probably find it here.
Mike, USA
I was very happy to find these great Hindu texts of the ancient times. Been a fan of both Mahabhratham and Ramayanam since I was a small boy. Now the whole family can enjoy these very important cultural texts at home.
Amaranath
Very old customer. service very good.
D K Mishra, USA
I want to switch from Amazon to Exotic India Art. Please keep up good job and competitive prices so that INDIAN community find a value in this website.
Sanjay, USA
I have received my parcel from postman. Very good service. So, Once again heartfully thank you so much to Exotic India.
Parag, India
My previous purchasing order has safely arrived. I'm impressed. My trust and confidence in your business still firmly, highly maintained. I've now become your regular customer, and looking forward to ordering some more in the near future.
Chamras, Thailand
Language:
Currency:
All rights reserved. Copyright 2020 © Exotic India