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Shakti: The Divine Feminine Paperback – 28 October 2015
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She is the Mother Goddess, Mahamaya—the enchantress, the supreme consciousness, the pure source from which all creation emerges and to whom all must eventually return. As Usas, the enchanting goddess of the dawn, she is loved passionately and hated fiercely, leading to a horrific tragedy. As Durga, the invincible warrior, she defeats the savage Mahishasura, whom none of the male gods could vanquish. As Kali, the fearsome dark goddess, she delights in chaos. Yet she is also Shakti, beloved of all, who, when united with Shiva, restores balance to the universe.
In this captivating narrative, explore the contrasting facets of the sacred feminine; experience her awesome power, forged on the flames of love and hate; and watch her teach the male-dominated pantheon a lesson in compassion. Witty, engaging and thought-provoking, Shakti: The Feminine Divine will force readers to re-evaluate everything they know about the gods and goddesses and inspire all to embrace the Shakti within.
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- Publisher : Rupa Publications India; First edition (28 October 2015)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 288 pages
- ISBN-10 : 8129137291
- ISBN-13 : 978-8129137296
- Item Weight : 313 g
- Dimensions : 12.9 x 1.83 x 19.81 cm
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Gender discrimination, rape, molestation, devising code of conduct for women this is something that you will find in most of the novels but the only thing that makes the story extraordinary is that these events happened in Amravathi, yes we are talking about the revered gods and goddesses, who we believed to be untainted with these imperfections. This book brings out the realities that even the women in this holy and the revered land are not free from these crimes. This account diminishes the differences between the mortal and immortal. [...]
Uncensored and brutal words, which perfectly describe what the character really thinking, I liked it.
Starting and ending is little sudden, I felt like I missed some parts and reading a small version of a big story.
Difference between Gods power in wars to Goddesses is very uneven, unbelievable.
Though the book is only 270 pages long it feels like 500, there are so many long boring conversations, almost no description of nature or surrounding.
Very different from her earlier books and other authors of this genre. Her command of the language is exemplary though very contemporary. A modern day classic that everyone must read.
It is a good book, with a fresh perspective, it blends the contemporary issues with mythology as a backdrop.
Language could have been much simpler, nonetheless a good read.
Top reviews from other countries
But this book makes a good case on why femininity is divine and why the divine must be feminine in nature. The story weaving in and out of fact and fiction alike lends some clarity to how the various goddess forms are one and the same yet apart from each other -shown as a part of the whole and part of each other. A good read but not very true to the popular mythology of the Shakt tradition.