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Dancing on the Heart‐Lotus: Kālī and the Rāmprasāds of Bengali Literature

Rachel Fell McDermott

in Mother of My Heart, Daughter of My Dreams

Published in print July 2001 | ISBN: 9780195134353
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780199834457 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0195134354.003.0007
Dancing on the Heart‐Lotus: Kālī and the Rāmprasāds of Bengali Literature

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An assessment is made of Rāmprasād Sen's poetic contributions to the Bengali Hindu Śākta literature in the light of the textual precedents examined in the last chapter. The first part of the chapter looks briefly at the texts, editions, and musical notations. The remainder is mostly devoted to the Kālī‐centered poetry, with a short section following it on the Umā‐centered poetry, and a brief roundup. Many quotations are included.

Keywords: Bengal; Bengali; Hinduism; history; India; Kālī; poetry; poets; Śāktism; Rāmprasād Sen; Umā

Chapter.  10052 words. 

Subjects: Hinduism

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