Title: Mysterious Play of Kali: An Interpretative ...
Publisher: Scholar's Press
Publication Date: 1990
Edition: First Ed, unstated.
Near Fine: shows only the most minute indications of use. Mild rubbing to sheen. Binding shows the slightest spine lean, but remains perfectly secure; text clean. Very close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder. NOT a Book-Club Edition. NOT an Ex-Library copy. 8vo. 130pp. AAR Studies in Religion, No. 56. First Ed, unstated. Hardback: No DJ 'as issued'. Ramakrishna was a nineteenth-century Bengali devotee of Kali, the Hindu goddess of death and destruction. He assumed the demeanor and dress of a woman, acted like a monkey, a child, a madman, and a comedian at various times during his career. Using the concept of play (lila), as both spontaneous activity and dramatic performance on behalf of Kali, Carl Olson provides a interpretive key for unlocking Ramakrishna's life and his often contradictory forms of behavior. Olson places Ramakrishna in his social and historical context, examines his relationship to women, and investigates his status as a mystery or stranger to his contemporaries. Bookseller Inventory # 39092
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