Playing the Dark Goddess

Playing the Dark Goddess
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Description:

Author: Lata Ramaswamy
Pages: 55
Year of Publication: 1998
Price: Rs 80
ISBN:
81-7595-398-5 (8175953985)

About the Author:
Lata Ramaswamy works in Bangalore as a professional interior design consultant. She has a Ph.D. in English Literature and sustains her interest in this field as well.

Teaser:

From Prologue

I

Essentially,
What else does a man
Do with women?
He makes them
Objects of desire,
Sometimes perfect,
Sometimes flawed;
And their souls lie
Unloved.

II.

Inventing the Dark Goddess

Perhaps the oldest profession
Was born of the oldest oppression;
The kind of mindset that said
A man with sixteen thousand women
Can still be a brahmacharin, divine;
But a woman with five husbands
Is little better than a whore, shameless:
So that a man may mimic the Dark God
In a bona fide search, and be praised,
But a woman has no such spaces
In which to look for answers.

Contents:
PROLOGUE / 9
ACT I / 13
INTERLUDE / 33
ACT II / 35
ACT III / 51
EPILOGUE / 55

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