The Sword and the Flute: Kali & Krsna, Dark Visions of the Terrible and the Sublime in Hindu Mythology
1977·Berkeley / Los Angeles / London
by Kinsley, David R.
viii, 167 pp. "Krsna and Kali are two of Hinduism's most popular deities, representing dramatically different truths about the nature of the sacred. The cruel and terrible Kali is thought to be born of wild, aboriginal roots. She is the goddess of thieves and often associated with human blood sacrifice. Krsna, in contrast, is the divine lover and inimitable prankster who plays a bewitching flute to draw all to him. But Kali and Krsna have much more in common than their contrasting personalities suggest. Kinsley shows that Krsna's flute can be interchangeable with Kali's sword, revealing important perceptions of the divine in the Hindu tradition."Keywords: FOLKLORE MYTHOLOGY ASIAN STUDIES RELIGION HINDU KRISHNA KALI INDIA Ink underlining and marginalia. Berkeley / Los Angeles / London: University of California Press, 1977. Good/Not Applicable. (Inventory #: 2195001)
Literature, American & Military History, General Antiquarian
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