Devi, the Great Goddess of India, is beautiful, beneficent, terrifying, all-powerful, and glorious. Ubiquitous in India's social and spiritual fabric, she has, over the millennia, been painted, sculpted, carved, and wrought from silver and bronze in a myriad of shapes and forms. Devi: The Great Goddess, brings together one hundred and twenty of these diverse examples of Devi and a group of distinguished essayists who explore facets of Devi worship and tradition, including ritual, architecture, literature, history, and contemporary issues such as feminism and gender politics.
About the Author:
VIDYA DEHEJIA, Associate Director, Chief Curator, and curator of South and Southeast Asian art at the Freer Gallery of Art and the ARthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, has published extensively on the art of South Asia.