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37. Durga (Hindu Mythology)

37. Durga (Hindu Mythology)

In today's episode we discuss Durga, the fierce warrior goddess of Hindu mythology. We discuss the symbolic nature of her fight against demons and the duality of love and war. We also reflect on how mythology can be weaponized in a nationalistic and oppressive way.

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Sources

The Book of Durga by Nilima Chitgopekar

Durga | Hindu mythology

The Goddess Durga: The Mother of the Hindu Universe 

GODDESSES: Durga in Perspective by Sayantani DasGupta 

Hinduism—World History Encyclopedia

 Devi Durga: The symbolism of feminine strength | Religion News

The dark side of Durga Puja Bengalis don't like to talk about 

“Goddess Durga: Origin, iconography and mythology” by Akhileshwar Singh

“‘Durga did not kill Mahishasur’: Hindus, Adivasis and Hindutva” by Moumita Sen