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Book Of Devi

Book Of Devi

Bulbul Sharma
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Devi, Mother and Protector of the world, isone of the most loved figures of Hindu iconography. In her various incarnations, Devi is warrior, mother, faithful wife, and the fount of knowledge, delivering all that her devotees ask of her. Bulbul Sharma tells the fascinating story of Devi in this book, drawing upon the many strands of myth and legend contained in ancient scriptures and also in folklore. She looks at how these stories were created, how they changed down the ages, and the vision of the world they uphold. Rich in drama and symbolism, these stories live today with the same intensity as they did when they were first told.

Imprint: India Penguin

Published: Jul/2009

ISBN: 9780143067665

Length : 168 Pages

Book Of Devi

Bulbul Sharma
Overview

Devi, Mother and Protector of the world, isone of the most loved figures of Hindu iconography. In her various incarnations, Devi is warrior, mother, faithful wife, and the fount of knowledge, delivering all that her devotees ask of her. Bulbul Sharma tells the fascinating story of Devi in this book, drawing upon the many strands of myth and legend contained in ancient scriptures and also in folklore. She looks at how these stories were created, how they changed down the ages, and the vision of the world they uphold. Rich in drama and symbolism, these stories live today with the same intensity as they did when they were first told.

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Bulbul Sharma

Bulbul Sharma has published five collections of short stories, a novel, Banana-Flower Dreams (Penguin), and three books for children, including The Ramayana for Children (Puffin). At present, she is working on a collection of short stories for neo-literate children. Her stories have been translated into French, Italian, German and Finninsh. She has also held several exhibitionsof her paintings in India and abroad, and her paintings are in the collection of the National Gallery of Modern Art, Lalit Kala Akademi and the Chandigarh Museum, as well as in the corporate and private collections.

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