Is the Goddess a Feminist?: The Politics of South Asian Goddesses
Alf Hiltebeitel, Kathleen M. Erndl
NYU Press, 2000 - Religion - 287 pages
In India, God can be female. The goddesses of Hinduism and Buddhism represent the largest extant collection of living goddesses anywhere on the planet. Feminists in the West often draw upon South Asian goddesses as theological resources in the contemporary rediscovery of the Goddess. Yet, these goddesses are products of a male supremacist society.
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