June McDaniel

in Offering Flowers, Feeding Skulls

Published in print August 2004 | ISBN: 9780195167900
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199849970 | DOI:

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This chapter begins with an analysis of the multiple identities of goddesses. It then considers the issue of colonialism, which has become linked with postmodern thought, and questions how much outsiders can know about religious traditions of oppressed people. The chapter concludes with a discussion of Shaktism and the future.

Keywords: goddess worship; Shaktism; colonialism; postmodern thought

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Subjects: Hinduism

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