Grace and Mercy in Her Wild Hair
Pages: 120 pages
Size: Paperback, 5.5 X 8.5 inches
Kali is the great Hindu goddess of creation and destruction. She is always popular, but seldom deeply understood in the West.
Coming to us from an India one hundred years in the past, these poems from Ramprasad Sen express the vitality, earthy sensuality and ferocity of the Shakta-sect of Kali worship. The poems in this book were called heretical by the Indian brahmins when they were first written. Today they are considered classical by scholars and lovers of the lush Indian spiritual tradition.