Goddess I Woman

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On the Indian subcontinent, the different regional cults of the Goddess, or Devi, as she is known in India, are rooted deep in the past. From the age of the Indus Valley Civilisation until the arrival of the globalised world of the twenty-first century, the people of India have long worshipped Devi, and continue to do so. The Goddess – like Hinduism itself – has many faces, and every different face and embodiment of Devi is accompanied by a wealth of different traditions. She is the youthful Beauty, who enchants mortals and gods alike. She is the faithful Wife, seated tenderly in her husband’s lap. She is the Mother, the birth-giver and creator of all humankind. But she is also the belligerent Warrior Goddess, who destroys evil and saves the world from catastrophe. 

There are, of course, many other types of beauties, wives, mothers and warriors in India. These are the earthly women: daughters, lovers and mothers. Even though they too are enchanting, caring, blessed with the creative force and fierce as a warrior, they have no temples dedicated to them, nor are sacrifices offered to them. Yet without woman, there would be no life in India, no society, religion or art. Is it not true that the Goddess is a woman? Is it not true that a woman plays the same roles as a goddess? If so, then why are women and goddesses viewed so differently in people’s eyes? 

This richly illustrated volume of essays is related to the exhibition GODDESS ǀ WOMAN. Devi Cults and Traditional Female Roles in India, open to the public between 11 May 2018 – 6 January 2019 in the Ferenc Hopp Museum of Asiatic Art.

Tulajdonságok
Súly 1.00 kg
ISBN 9786155304842
Szerkesztő(k) Róbert Válóczy
Kiadó Museum of Fine Arts–Ferenc Hopp Museum of Asiatic Art, Budapest
Kiadás éve 2018
Oldalszám és illusztrációk 268 pp, with colorful illustrations
Grafikai tervezés Lídia Takács
Nyelv English

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