Revelry Rivalry and Longing for the Goddesses of Bengal

Title : Revelry Rivalry and Longing for the Goddesses of Bengal
Author : Rachel Fell McDermott
Publisher : Columbia University Press
ISBN 13 : 9780231527873
Date : 2011-05-17

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Annually during the months of autumn, Bengal hosts three interlinked festivals to honor its most important goddesses: Durga, Kali, and Jagaddhatri. While each of these deities possesses a distinct iconography, myth, and character, they are all martial. Durga, Kali, and Jagaddhatri often demand blood sacrifice as part of their worship and offer material and spiritual benefits to their votaries. Richly represented in straw, clay, paint, and decoration, they are similarly displayed in elaborately festooned temples, thronged by thousands of admirers. The first book to recount the history of these festivals and their revelry, rivalry, and nostalgic power, this volume is an unprecedented achievement, tracing the fascinating development of a major public event. Rachel Fell McDermott describes the festivals' origins and their growth under British rule. She maps their iconographic conventions and carnivalesque qualities and their relationship to the fierce, Tantric sides of ritual practice. She confronts controversies over the tradition of blood sacrifice and the status-seekers who compete for symbolic capital. Expanding her narrative, she takes readers beyond Bengal's borders, watching the transformation of the goddesses and their festivals across the world. McDermott's work underscores the role of holidays in cultural memory, specifically the evocation for Bengalis of an ideal, culturally rich past. Under the thrall of the goddess, the social, political, economic, and religious identity of Bengalis takes shape.

Sibling Revelry

Title : Sibling Revelry
Author : Jo Ann Levitt, M.A., R.N.
Publisher : Delta
ISBN 13 : 9780307490919
Date : 2009-08-26

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Experience the miracle of healing with a unique step-by-step program for enhancing adult sibling relationships — created by siblings for siblings Much has been written about the relationships of parents and children. But the unsung chord in all of our adult relationships, professional and personal, is rooted in the sibling connection. In this extraordinary book based on their Sibling Revelry workshops, authors — and siblings — Jo Ann, Marjory, and Joel Levitt re-create the seminars that have helped many strengthen the bonds of their adult sibling relationships. In eight clearly focused steps, with added material for home study, the authors show how to transform sibling rivalry into extraordinary, nurturing adult bonds that will enhance all other relationships in your life. Now you can regain the closeness you and your siblings once shared, heal old wounds, and pave the way to a happier, healthier future. Learn how to: * Define your relationship — Unload the myths of your shared past...and discover who you are to each other now * Witness the effect of old rivalries — And use them as a springboard to great adult relationships * Envision a new future — Break the habits that hold your relationship firmly in place...and create a powerful new vision for yourself and your family * Explore new modes of contact — Examine the "role" you play in your family and free yourself from damaging old patterns * Heal wounds and misunderstandings — Resolve old conflicts as you sort through old issues of fear, anger, guilt, and hurt * Invent new family legends — Uncover the myths and legends that have shaped your relationship...then create new ones * Make room for differences — Clear out "sibling clutter" and accept your siblings exactly as they are * Honor your strengths — Celebrate the positive qualities each sibling brings to the relationship...and set the stage for a lifelong connection From the Trade Paperback edition.

Riot and Revelry in Early America

Title : Riot and Revelry in Early America
Author : William Pencak
Publisher : Penn State Press
ISBN 13 : 0271046619
Date : 2010-11-01

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William Pencak has been writing in one form or another for most of his life. You can find so many inspiration from Riot and Revelry in Early America also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Riot and Revelry in Early America book for free.

Revelry

Title : Revelry
Author : Lucy Lord
Publisher : HarperCollins UK
ISBN 13 : 9780007441730
Date : 2012-06-21

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REVELRY

Title : REVELRY
Author : SAMUEL HOPKINS ADAMS
Publisher :
ISBN 13 :
Date : 1926

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SAMUEL HOPKINS ADAMS has been writing in one form or another for most of his life. You can find so many inspiration from REVELRY also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full REVELRY book for free.

Poems Of Wine Revelry

Title : Poems Of Wine Revelry
Author : Colville,
Publisher : Routledge
ISBN 13 : 9781317846673
Date : 2014-01-27

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First published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Revelry in Reverie

Title : Revelry in Reverie
Author : Kelvin Bueckert
Publisher : Lulu.com
ISBN 13 : 9781435728578
Date : 2008-07-13

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The simplicity of a poem left on a concrete step.Where had it come from? Unwelcome memories shimmer in the heat of summer.Travis raises his eyes to search the street. There is no one. There must be someone out there...but where? Revelry in Reverie uses a unique combination of fiction, photographs, and previously published poetry to explore such topics as life, love, the loss of innocence, and the corrosive effects of war. Generously salted with poetic portraits by award winning* poet, Kelvin Bueckert, Revelry in Reverie is a quick, yet substantial read. *Honorable Mention in the, "Unscrambled Eggs Poetry contest."www.kelvinbueckert.com

Revelry

Title : Revelry
Author : Gwendolyn Brooks
Publisher :
ISBN 13 : UOM:39015068972010
Date : 1988

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Gwendolyn Brooks has been writing in one form or another for most of his life. You can find so many inspiration from Revelry also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Revelry book for free.

Revelry and Risk Approaches to Social Practice Or Something Like That

Title : Revelry and Risk Approaches to Social Practice Or Something Like That
Author : Sara Thacher
Publisher : Lulu.com
ISBN 13 : 9781430321286
Date : 2007-07

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"Revelry and Risk" inaugurates the publication program of the Social Practice Area at the California College of the Arts. It features the work of Bridget Barnhart, Anne Devine, Jennifer Durban, Amanda Herman, and Carly Troncale with essays by Ted Purves and Randall Szott. The projects presented in this book span such disparate practices as urban and rural interventions, curation, guerilla architecture, social sculpture, project-based community practice, service dispersals and performance. These varied forms of public strategy are critically linked by theories of relational art, social aesthetics, pluralism and democracy.

Sibling Revelry

Title : Sibling Revelry
Author : Drake Worthington
Publisher : iUniverse
ISBN 13 : 9780595005116
Date : 2000-08-01

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A young Floridian awaiting a kidney transplant relocates to New York when the in-family donation she expected from one sister does not materialize. When our perceived enemies know us and become our friends and allies, their influence can move mountains.