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From Ogress to Goddess Hariti: A Buddhist Deity

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Title:From Ogress to Goddess Hariti: A Buddhist Deity


Author:Madhurika K. Maheshwari

Publisher:IIRNS Publications

Publish Year:2009

Edition:First Edition

Cover:Hard Back

Subject:Religion | Buddhism | Hinduism


Remarks:Colour and B&W Photographs, Line Drawings, Footnotes, Glossary, Bibliography and Index.


Size:220 x 285 mm


Price:USD 46.75

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  • Contents: 

    • The Emergence of Hariti 
    • The Ascent of Hariti 
    • Hariti Worship
    • Hariti Outside India 
    • Iconography Down the Ages 
    • Hariti in Gold, Silver and Clay 
    • Behind the Veil of Legend

    Madhurika K. Maheshwari

    Madhurika K. Maheshwari, a 1962 Arts Graduate from Calcutta University, specialized in Hindi. She followed up with a Visharada degree in Hindi from Allahabad University. Her command over the language was put to good use when she began to adapt and translate English plays into Hindi-what’s more, these plays were staged successfully all over India. Married to internationally-known numismatist DSr. K.K. Maheshwari, Madhurika continued to nurture her interest in history and even more so, mythology, even as she was occupied as housewife and mother. Whi9le her first publication is centered on the Buddhist Goddess Hariti, she has already begun work on the second: a companion volume on Hariti’s consort Kubereta.

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