n Nidan : International Journal for Indian Studies - Shakti’s New Voice: Guru Devotion in a Woman-Led Spiritual Movement, Angela Rudert - book review

Volume 3 Number 2
  • ISSN : 1016-5320


For most well thought out works, the title is an appropriate foretaste and indicator of the heuristic framing or lens that the writer confers to the reader. This is no less true for this book. By choosing to include the seemingly unassuming descriptor ‘new’ that precedes the words ‘Shakti’s voice’, Angela Rudert immediately sets up for us, a hermeneutical framing of Anandmurti Gurumaa as a new incarnation of sorts, and as a differently positioned, and responsive Shakti or Feminine Divine.

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