Folk Deities and Matrika Cult of South West Bengal
By Soma Mukherjee
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Published by : R.N.Bhattacharya
Pages : 112 pp 40 pl.map
Year : 2003
ISBN : 81-87661-31-3
Preface. Introduction. 1. The land and the people. 2. Historical and cultural background of the people of South-West Bengal. 3. The folk deities of South-West Bengal. 4. The emergence of major folk deities of South-West Bengal with special emphasis on the Matrika cult. 5. The impact of Gaudiya Vaishnavism on the folk cults of South-West Bengal. 6. Objects of votive offering in South-West Bengal. 7. Conclusion. Bibliography. Index.