The Sword and the Flute: Kali and Krsna- Dark Visions of the Terrible and the Sublime in Hindu Mythology (Hermeneutics, Studies in the History of Religions)

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ISBN 10
0520224760 
ISBN 13
9780520224766 
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Edition
2nd 
Publication Year
2000 
Pages
178 
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With a New PrefaceKali and Krsna are two of Hinduism's most popular deities, representing dramatically different truths about the nature of the sacred. The cruel and terrible Kali is thought to be born of wild, aboriginal roots. She is the goddess of thieves and often associated with human blood sacrifice. Krsna, in contrast, is the divine lover and inimitable prankster who plays a bewitching flute to draw all to him. But Kali and Krsna have much more in common than their contrasting personalities suggest. Kinsley shows that Krsna's flute can be interchangeable with Kali's sword, revealing important perceptions of the divine in the Hindu tradition. - from Amzon 
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