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Judaism, Christianity and Islam have severely limited the portrayal of the divine as feminine. But in Hinduism ‘God’ very often means ‘Goddess’.

Published: 21st October 2017 09:00 PM  |   Last Updated: 19th October 2017 10:29 PM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

Devi: The Goddesses of India
By: John Stratton Hawley, 
Donna Marie Wulff
Publisher: Aleph
Pages: 366; Price: `599
Judaism, Christianity and Islam have severely limited the portrayal of the divine as feminine. But in Hinduism ‘God’ very often means ‘Goddess’. This extraordinary collection explores 12 different Hindu goddesses, all of whom are in some way related to Devi, the Great Goddess. 

The Red-haired Woman
By: Orhan Pamuk
Publisher: Penguin Random House
Pages: 272
Price: `599
On the outskirts of a town, a master well-digger and his young apprentice are hired to find water on a barren plain. As they struggle in the summer heat and develop a filial bond, the boy finds an irresistible diversion—the Red-Haired Woman—an alluring member of a travelling theatre company.

The Girl Who Takes an 
Eye for an Eye
By: David Lagercrantz
Publisher: MacLehose
Pages: 448; Price: `599
The girl with the dragon tattoo is not given to forgiveness. Lisbeth Salander has been forged by a brutal childhood and horrific abuse. And repeated attempts on her life. Confinement to the secure unit of a women’s prison is intended as a punishment. Instead, Lisbeth finds herself in relative safety.

 Enemy of the State
By: Kyle Mills, Vince Flynn
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Pages: 400; Price: `550
When the king’s own nephew is discovered funding ISIS, the US president suspects that the Saudis never intended to live up to their agreement. He decides that the royalty needs to be sent a message and that Mitch Rapp is just the man to deliver it. The catch? Rapp must do it entirely on his own. 

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