The Hungry God

Shulman David
India's folklore and classical literature abound with stories of parents who sacrifice their children. In The Hungry God, David Shulman examines one set of such tales--Hindu texts that bear similarities to the biblical aqedah, the account of Abraham's near-sacrifice of Isaac. In all the stories that Shulman explores, the sacrifice... Read More
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India's folklore and classical literature abound with stories of parents who sacrifice their children. In The Hungry God, David Shulman examines one set of such tales--Hindu texts that bear similarities to the biblical aqedah, the account of Abraham's near-sacrifice of Isaac. In all the stories that Shulman explores, the sacrifice proceeds from a divine command and has no utilitarian explanation or rationale.
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Publisher University of Chicago Press
ISBN-10 0226755711
ISBN-13 9780226755717
GTIN-13 9780226755717
GTIN-14 09780226755717
Subtitle Hindu Tales of Filicide and Devotion
Author Shulman David
Edition 2
Language Code eng
Page Count 168
Publication Date Sep 30, 1993
Dimension 5.8 in 8.74 in 0.73 in