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Conceiving the Goddess
Author: Jayant Bhalchandra Bapat

ISBN: 9781925377309
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 280
Published: 1 December 2016
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.3
Description:
Conceiving the Goddess is a sequel to The Iconic Female: Goddesses of India, Nepal and Tibet (2008), an exploration of goddess cults in South Asia, and it embodies further researches on South Asian goddesses in various disciplines. The theme running through all the contributions, with their multiple approaches and points of view, is the concept of appropriation, a notion prominent in recent scholarship. In the present case of goddess worship, appropriation can be recognised when one religious group adopts a religious belief or practice not formerly its own.

About the Authors

Jayant Bapat holds doctorates in Organic Chemistry and Indology and is a research fellow at the Monash Asia Institute. His research interests include Hinduism, Goddess cults, Fisher community of Mumbai and Jainism and has published widely in these areas. He is co-editor of The Iconic Female: Goddesses of India, Nepal and Tibet (Monash University Press, 2008) and The Indian Disapora: 150 Years of Hindus and Sikhs in Australia (D.K. Printword, 2015). For his work...

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