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ISBN-10: 0691168547
ISBN-13: 9780691168548
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publish Date: 08/25/2015
Dimensions: 9.30" L, 6.10" W, 1.40" H

Buddhist Goddesses of India

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Overview

The Indian Buddhist world abounds with goddesses–graceful nature divinities, maternal nurturers, potent healers, mighty protectors, transcendent wisdom figures, cosmic mothers of liberation, and dancing female Buddhas. Despite their importance in Buddhist thought and practice, female deities have received relatively little scholarly attention, and no comprehensive study of the female pantheon has been available.

Buddhist Goddesses of India chronicles the histories, legends, and artistic portrayals of nineteen goddesses and several related human figures and texts. Beautifully illustrated and drawing on a sweeping range of material, from devotional poetry and meditation manuals to rituals and artistic images, Shaw reveals the character, powers, and practice traditions of the female divinities in this definitive and essential guide.

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This comprehensive study of Indian Buddhist goddesses fills a major gap in knowledge of the breadth of divine female figures in the Buddhist world. . . . Well documented, and with a fine, full bibliography, this book is beautifully and lavishly illustrated in color and black and white.– "Choice"
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Details

ISBN-10: 0691168547
ISBN-13: 9780691168548
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publish Date: 08/25/2015
Dimensions: 9.30" L, 6.10" W, 1.40" H
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