Hypatia 15 (1):125-150 (2000)

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Vrinda Dalmiya
University of Hawaii
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The feminist significance of the Goddess Kali lies in an indigenous worshipful attitude of “Kali-bhakti” rather than in the mere image of the Goddess. The peculiar mother-child motif at the core of the poet Ramprasad Sen's Kali-bhakti represents, I argue, not only a dramatic reconstruction of femininity but of selfhood in general. The spiritual goal of a devotee here involves a deconstruction of “master identity” necessary also for ethico-political struggles for justice.
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DOI 10.1111/j.1527-2001.2000.tb01082.x
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