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Michael Slouber conducts interview about upcoming book

WWU Associate Professor of Global Humanities and Religions Michael Slouber was interviewed for a New Books Network podcast on his upcoming anthology A Garland of Forgotten Goddesses: Tales of the Feminine Divine from India and Beyond (University of California Press, 2021).   You can listen online, or download the podcast here.

About the book:

Imagining the divine as female is rare—even controversial—in most religions. Hinduism, by contrast, preserves a rich and continuous tradition of goddess worship. A Garland of Forgotten Goddesses conveys the diversity of this tradition by bringing together a fresh array of captivating and largely overlooked Hindu goddess tales from different regions. As the first such anthology of goddess narratives in translation, this collection highlights a range of sources from ancient myths to modern lore. The goddesses featured here battle demons, perform miracles, and grant rare Tantric visions to their devotees. Each translation is paired with a short essay that explains the goddess’s historical and social context, elucidating the ways religion adapts to changing times.

The book is expected to be available in December.

Tuesday, October 20, 2020 - 10:13am

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