The Sword and the Flute: Kālī and Kṛṣṇa, Dark Visions of the Terrible and the Sublime in Hindu Mythology

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University of California Press, Jan 1, 1975 - Hindu gods - 167 pages
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Author explains Hindu spirituality by treating the dieties, Krishnaand Kali, as human experiences.
 

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Contents

CHAPTER I
9
Combat as Play
19
The Call of Krsnas Flute
32
The Divine Lover
41
Introduction
56
The Inherent Bliss of the Divine
66
The Divine Player
73
CHAPTER III
81
Kali in the Mahabharata
88
Kalis Regional Distribution
96
Kali and the Tantric Hero
109
Summary
125
CONCLUSION
151
WORKS CITED
161
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David R. Kinsley is Professor in the Department of Religious Studies at McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada.

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