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Ritual and Mythology of the Chinese Triads: Creating an Identity

By: Barend J. Ter Haar

Price: $175.00

Publisher: Leiden, The Netherlands, E.J. Brill: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 005030

ISBN: 90-04-11063-1

Condition: New


The extensive ritual and mythological lore of the Chinese Triads form the scope of this new paperback in Brill’s Scholar’s List. In it the reader will find a critical evaluation of the extant sources together with a true wealth of context. The core of the book is formed by a close reading of the initiation ritual, including the burning of incense, the altar, the enactment of a journey of life and death, and the blood covenant. Different narrative structures are also presented. These include the messianic demonological paradigm, political legitimation, and the foundation of myth. Triad lore... View more info

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Images of Varahi: An Iconographic Study

By: Haripriya Rangarajan

Price: $39.50

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Sharada Publishing House: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 002885

ISBN: 81-88934-01-1

Condition: New


Printed Pages: 259 with 99 b/w figures. View more info

Dargahs: Abodes of the Saints

By: Mumtaz Currim and George Michell (eds.)

Price: $85.00

Publisher: Mumbai, India, Marg Publications: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 006974

ISBN: 81-85026-65-3

Condition: New


Printed Pages: 152. View more info

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The Book of Durga

By: Nilima Chitgopekar

Price: $5.00

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Viking: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001895

ISBN: 067004976X

Condition: New


Durga is unattainable, unfathomable, the Invincible One. Myths associated with her origin tell us that she is ‘Shakti?the female manifestation of cosmic energy—created by the fusion of the fierce energies of all the male gods and stronger than their combined strength. She is the scourge of demons, as she is protectress of the realms of gods and humans. Her anger is terrifying, her lust for victory in war overwhelming; on the battlefield she is merciless, even savage. Yet, she may just as easily transform into the consort of Shiva, daughter of the mountains, sister of the gods, or mother of... View more info

Four Pilgrims

By: William Boulting

Price: $11.50

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Asian Educational Services: 2001

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 034335

ISBN: 8120608054

Condition: New


Printed pages: 266. View more info