Revelry Rivalry and Longing for the Goddesses of Bengal

Revelry  Rivalry  and Longing for the Goddesses of Bengal Author Rachel Fell McDermott
ISBN-10 9780231527873
Release 2011-05-17
Pages 416
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Annually during the months of autumn, Bengal hosts three interlinked festivals to honor its most important goddesses: Durga, Kali, and Jagaddhatri. While each of these deities possesses a distinct iconography, myth, and character, they are all martial. Durga, Kali, and Jagaddhatri often demand blood sacrifice as part of their worship and offer material and spiritual benefits to their votaries. Richly represented in straw, clay, paint, and decoration, they are similarly displayed in elaborately festooned temples, thronged by thousands of admirers. The first book to recount the history of these festivals and their revelry, rivalry, and nostalgic power, this volume is an unprecedented achievement, tracing the fascinating development of a major public event. Rachel Fell McDermott describes the festivals' origins and their growth under British rule. She maps their iconographic conventions and carnivalesque qualities and their relationship to the fierce, Tantric sides of ritual practice. She confronts controversies over the tradition of blood sacrifice and the status-seekers who compete for symbolic capital. Expanding her narrative, she takes readers beyond Bengal's borders, watching the transformation of the goddesses and their festivals across the world. McDermott's work underscores the role of holidays in cultural memory, specifically the evocation for Bengalis of an ideal, culturally rich past. Under the thrall of the goddess, the social, political, economic, and religious identity of Bengalis takes shape.

A Revelry of Harvest

A Revelry of Harvest Author Gracia Grindal
ISBN-10 9780595215171
Release 2002-03-01
Pages 188
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A collection of poems written over the past 15 years by a poet known for her craft, humor and religious faith.


Revelry Author Lucy Lord
ISBN-10 9780007441730
Release 2012-06-21
Pages 346
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One summer can change everything...


Release 1926
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REVELRY has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from REVELRY also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full REVELRY book for free.


Revelry Author Gwendolyn Brooks
ISBN-10 UOM:39015068972010
Release 1988
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Revelry has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Revelry also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Revelry book for free.

Poems Of Wine Revelry

Poems Of Wine   Revelry Author Colville,
ISBN-10 9781317846673
Release 2014-01-27
Pages 148
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First published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Sibling Revelry

Sibling Revelry Author Jo Ann Levitt, M.A., R.N.
ISBN-10 9780307490919
Release 2009-08-26
Pages 304
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Experience the miracle of healing with a unique step-by-step program for enhancing adult sibling relationships — created by siblings for siblings Much has been written about the relationships of parents and children. But the unsung chord in all of our adult relationships, professional and personal, is rooted in the sibling connection. In this extraordinary book based on their Sibling Revelry workshops, authors — and siblings — Jo Ann, Marjory, and Joel Levitt re-create the seminars that have helped many strengthen the bonds of their adult sibling relationships. In eight clearly focused steps, with added material for home study, the authors show how to transform sibling rivalry into extraordinary, nurturing adult bonds that will enhance all other relationships in your life. Now you can regain the closeness you and your siblings once shared, heal old wounds, and pave the way to a happier, healthier future. Learn how to: * Define your relationship — Unload the myths of your shared past...and discover who you are to each other now * Witness the effect of old rivalries — And use them as a springboard to great adult relationships * Envision a new future — Break the habits that hold your relationship firmly in place...and create a powerful new vision for yourself and your family * Explore new modes of contact — Examine the "role" you play in your family and free yourself from damaging old patterns * Heal wounds and misunderstandings — Resolve old conflicts as you sort through old issues of fear, anger, guilt, and hurt * Invent new family legends — Uncover the myths and legends that have shaped your relationship...then create new ones * Make room for differences — Clear out "sibling clutter" and accept your siblings exactly as they are * Honor your strengths — Celebrate the positive qualities each sibling brings to the relationship...and set the stage for a lifelong connection From the Trade Paperback edition.


Revelry Author Peta Crake
ISBN-10 9780857974792
Release 2013-08-14
Pages 361
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Shifter Revelry Bell is on the run. Pursued by both her pack and the Enforcers of the Preternatural Council, there are few places to hide. When her cash starts dwindling, Revelry picks up work in the small town of Ridgewood, USA. Trouble is, Ridgewood is home to a large shifter community and staying hidden isn't easy. Particularly with the sexy Connor Blythe home on leave and watching Revelry's every move. Connor is everything Revelry is trying to avoid. A fellow wolf, he is also an Enforcer, and very suspicious of the new girl in town. But when danger and violence rock Ridgewood to its core, Revelry must decide if she can trust him, even if it means losing her freedom - or possibly even her life. In this action-packed paranormal romance, Peta Crake, the author of Harbinger, weaves an incredible story that will keep the heart rate racing.

Revelry and Risk Approaches to Social Practice Or Something Like That

Revelry and Risk  Approaches to Social Practice  Or Something Like That Author Sara Thacher
ISBN-10 9781430321286
Release 2007-07
Pages 48
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"Revelry and Risk" inaugurates the publication program of the Social Practice Area at the California College of the Arts. It features the work of Bridget Barnhart, Anne Devine, Jennifer Durban, Amanda Herman, and Carly Troncale with essays by Ted Purves and Randall Szott. The projects presented in this book span such disparate practices as urban and rural interventions, curation, guerilla architecture, social sculpture, project-based community practice, service dispersals and performance. These varied forms of public strategy are critically linked by theories of relational art, social aesthetics, pluralism and democracy.


Revelry Author Carmen Jenner
ISBN-10 1514234114
Release 2015-03-29
Pages 448
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Cooper Ryan is living the dream. Between the parties with rock royalty, booze, groupies and performing to crowds of thousands with his band Taint, life seems pretty sweet. There's just one thing missing: the feisty little red-head that took his baby and ran off with his heart. Throwing himself into music is the only thing keeping him sane. Until a run-in with a nonplussed, package-wielding PA throws everything off balance. Ali Jones is having a craptastic life. Her grandmother died, leaving her homeless, penniless, and alone, and her boyfriend left her for a tramp who takes her clothes off for money. That's why when she lands her dream job at a record company it seems like it's too good to be true. Because it is. Slapped with an ultimatum, Ali must decide if facing the horror of the unemployment line is a fate worse than going on the road with four rowdy rockers hell-bent on making her life misery. He's adored by millions. She's not even loved by her cat. Can they ignore their hatred long enough to survive the tour from hell? Or will their chemistry force everything to come crashing down around them?

Sibling Revelry

Sibling Revelry Author Drake Worthington
ISBN-10 9780595005116
Release 2000-08-01
Pages 724
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A young Floridian awaiting a kidney transplant relocates to New York when the in-family donation she expected from one sister does not materialize. When our perceived enemies know us and become our friends and allies, their influence can move mountains.

Kitchen Revelry

Kitchen Revelry Author Ali Larter
ISBN-10 9781250038838
Release 2013-09-10
Pages 272
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A month-by-month culinary scrapbook that brings out the reveler in every home cook Ali Larter is a busy actress, well known for her roles on the NBC show Heroes and in movies such as Varsity Blues and Legally Blonde. But when not on set, she is usually throwing a dinner party or entertaining at home. In fact, Ali has been cooking and entertaining all her life, and in an instant, she can whip together a wonderful meal, whether it's for a family Sunday brunch, a spontaneous Super Bowl party, or an elegant (but not stuffy) New Year's Eve dinner. Her parties seem effortless, but it hasn't always been that easy for her. In fact, at Ali's first dinner party, she made the common rookie mistake of putting too much pressure on herself to make things perfect. Needless to say, with hungry guests, a burned hand, a broken air conditioner, and a mouse scampering across her fourth-floor New York City walk-up, the night ended in disaster. Through the years of trial and error, Ali has learned that while looking effortless takes some effort, cooking is not about being perfect—it's about having a great time! And now she's eager to share her passion and knowledge for cooking, collecting her favorite go-to menus into this wonderful cookbook: from her jalapeño cheddar cornbread to crab pots with lemon caper dip, lamb chop lollipops, strawberry mint cake, and for thirsty revelers, her eucalyptus gin martinis. Ali's mouthwatering recipes and inspiring party ideas are broken down by month so you can take her lead through the seasons with celebrations such as an October Harvest Party, a January Detox, and a July Americana BBQ. Brimming with charm, beautiful and intimate photos, and Ali's personal touch as a perfectly disheveled, sassy, effortless host, Kitchen Revelry will enliven and inspire your celebrations for years to come.

RV Revelry

RV Revelry Author Joy Drinkwater
ISBN-10 9780595290031
Release 2003-08-25
Pages 138
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A humorous adventure story, with a happy ending. The women not only find adventure, but romance, as well.

England s Revelry

England s Revelry Author Emma Griffin
ISBN-10 0197263216
Release 2005-08-11
Pages 295
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This study looks at the relationship between popular recreations and the spaces in which they took place, and in doing so it provides a history of how England enjoyed itself during the long eighteenth century. Because the poor lacked land of their own, public spaces were needed for their sports and pastimes. Such recreations included: parish wakes and feasts; civic fairs and celebrations; football, cricket and other athletic sports; bull- and bear-baiting; and the annual celebrations of Shrove Tuesday and Guy Fawkes. Three case studies form the core of this book, each looking at the recreations and spaces to be found in different types of settlement: first, the streets and squares of provincial market towns; then the diverse vacant spaces to be found in industrialising towns and villages of the west Midlands and West Riding of Yorkshire; and finally the village greens of rural England. Through a detailed examination of contemporary books, diaries and newspapers, and records in over forty archives, Dr Griffin addresses the questions of what spaces were used, and what was the interaction with those who used and controlled the land. The industrial revolution has been seen to have had a negative impact on popular recreation; through its innovative use of the concept of space, this book provides a welcome alternative to this traditional view.

Revelry in Reverie

Revelry in Reverie Author Kelvin Bueckert
ISBN-10 9781435728578
Release 2008-07-13
Pages 56
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The simplicity of a poem left on a concrete step.Where had it come from? Unwelcome memories shimmer in the heat of summer.Travis raises his eyes to search the street. There is no one. There must be someone out there...but where? Revelry in Reverie uses a unique combination of fiction, photographs, and previously published poetry to explore such topics as life, love, the loss of innocence, and the corrosive effects of war. Generously salted with poetic portraits by award winning* poet, Kelvin Bueckert, Revelry in Reverie is a quick, yet substantial read. *Honorable Mention in the, "Unscrambled Eggs Poetry contest."

Riot and Revelry in Early America

Riot and Revelry in Early America Author William Pencak
ISBN-10 0271046619
Release 2010-11-01
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Riot and Revelry in Early America has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Riot and Revelry in Early America also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Riot and Revelry in Early America book for free.

Religion and Revelry in Shakespeare s Festive World

Religion and Revelry in Shakespeare s Festive World Author Phebe Jensen
ISBN-10 1107578701
Release 2015-12-04
Pages 280
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Religion and Revelry in Shakespeare's Festive World examines the relationship between traditional festive pastimes - such as Midsummer pageants and morris dancing - and Shakespeare's plays. Beginning with C. L. Barber's Shakespeare's Festive Comedy, work on this topic has stressed the political and social meanings of early modern festivity; in contrast, this study seeks to restore a sense of the devotional issues surrounding festivity to our understanding of early modern cultural representations. After establishing the continued religious controversies surrounding festivity expressed in a range of early modern literature, the book argues that Shakespeare is a festive traditionalist who not only acknowledges the relationship between traditional pastimes, stage plays, and religious controversy, but who also aligns his own work with festive energies identified with the old religion. Religion and Revelry therefore intervenes in recent controversies over the role of religion in Shakespeare's theater, as well as the particular place of Catholicism in Shakespeare's work and world.