Women, Earth, and the Goddess: A Shākta-Hindu Interpretation of Embodied Religion

Hypatia 9 (4):69 - 87 (1994)
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This essay explores the notion of female embodiment and its relation to the phenomenon of religion. It explains religious beliefs, acts, and events in terms of the worship of the female body. By elucidating this standpoint, this essay hopes to reclaim the centrality of the female body and its importance in the study of philosophy of religion.
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