Cynthia Ann Humes is associate professor of Religious Studies at Claremont McKenna College. Her publications concern contemporary use of Sanskrit literature, modern ritual in North Indian goddess worship, political and economic dimensions in Hinduism, and issues of gender in world religions. A book entitled Goddess of Blood, Goddess of Love: Divinity and Power in the Devi Mahatmya and Vindhyachal Temple (SUNY) is forthcoming. She also co-edited and contributed to Living Banaras: Hindu Religion in Cultural Context (SUNY, 1993).
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