• Sign In
  • Help
  • My Basket0
Singing to the Goddess: Poems to Kali and Uma from Bengal (Hardback)
  • Singing to the Goddess: Poems to Kali and Uma from Bengal (Hardback)
zoom

Singing to the Goddess: Poems to Kali and Uma from Bengal (Hardback)

(author)
£47.99
Hardback 200 Pages / Published: 29/03/2001
  • We can order this

Usually despatched within 3 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket

Check Marketplace availability

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 Kazi 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.

Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
ISBN: 9780195134339
Number of pages: 200
Weight: 457 g
Dimensions: 241 x 161 x 20 mm

You may also be interested in...

The Odyssey
Added to basket
£7.99
Paperback
Selected Poems
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
The Iliad
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
Howl, Kaddish and Other Poems
Added to basket
Lullabies
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Leonard Cohen Poems
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Hardback
Paradise Lost
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
Poem For The Day One
Added to basket
Collected Poems
Added to basket
£14.99   £11.99
Paperback
The Prophet
Added to basket
£6.99   £5.49
Paperback
You Made Me Late Again!
Added to basket
£7.99   £6.49
Paperback
The Divine Comedy
Added to basket
Poetry Please
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
The Waste Land and Other Poems
Added to basket
£10.99   £7.49
Paperback
The Iliad
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.