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.
|Grafikai tervezés||Lídia Takács|
|Kiadó||Museum of Fine Arts–Ferenc Hopp Museum of Asiatic Art|
|Múzeumi kollekciók||Hopp Ferenc Múzeum|
|Oldalszám és illusztrációk||268 pp, with colorful illustrations|