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Mother of My Heart, Daughter of My DreamsKali and Uma in the Devotional Poetry of Bengal$
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Rachel Fell McDermott

Print publication date: 2001

Print ISBN-13: 9780195134353

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003

DOI: 10.1093/0195134354.001.0001

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Setting the Literary and Ritual Scene in Eighteenth‐Century Bengal

Setting the Literary and Ritual Scene in Eighteenth‐Century Bengal

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(p.161) 5 Setting the Literary and Ritual Scene in Eighteenth‐Century Bengal
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Mother of My Heart, Daughter of My Dreams
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Rachel Fell McDermott (Contributor Webpage)

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DOI:10.1093/0195134354.003.0006

Introduces the textual and ceremonial influences on the emerging Hindu Śākta literature in eighteenth‐century Bengal. It traces the Sanskrit and Bengali textual precedents, and Vaiṣṇavism. It then looks at the ritual and devotional practices of the era.

Keywords:   Bengal, Bengali, ceremony, Hinduism, history, India, poetry, ritual, Śāktism, Sanskrit, Vaiṣṇavism

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