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Night of the Gods : Durga Puja and the Legitimation of Power in Rural Bengal

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Durga Puja is the most visible annual event in West Bengal. This ethnographic account shows that Durga Puja in the countryside was a very different event from the modern version of the puja, one that symbolized legitimacy and counterposed generous redistribution against the ruthless collection of revenues. The offerings and sacrifices that were integral to the traditional ...more
Hardcover, 240 pages
Published 2013 by Orient Blackswan
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Anup Das
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In book "Night of the Gods: Durga Puja and the Legitimation of Power in Rural Bengal" author Ralph W. Nicholas discovers roots of Durga Puja festival in rural Bengal. Durga Puja appears as a beginning of celebrating rural life during autumn season with a string of worshiping, namely goddesses Durga, Kojagari Laksmi, Kali and Jagadhatri. This book also introspects rites and rituals associated with these goddesses. This brings a nice reading on Durga Puja festival, as relished by Bengali ...more
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