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Ancient Mirrors of Womanhood - Chapter 67, From the Waters of the Indus—India Summary & Analysis

Merlin Stone
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Chapter 67, From the Waters of the Indus—India Summary and Analysis

There are many Goddess images in the land of India, all of which are a manifestation of the "thousand named Goddess who sits upon the thousand petalled lotus of the cosmos." Stone points out that in studying the Goddesses of India it is important to remember that reverence and ritual are a result of the combination of two very different racial and ethnic groups. The first group of people is the early Harappan culture. The Dravidians of today are thought to have descended from this group. The second group is the Aryans who started invading the Indus Valley around 2000 B.C. The meeting of these two groups eventually grew into the caste system, which still exists today. The Aryans appointed themselves as the highest caste...

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