Miranda Shaw

Miranda Shaw is Associate Professor of Religion at the University of Richmond. She is the author of Buddhist Goddesses of India
Vasudara's golden hue signifies her power to beestow agricultural plenty. She displays a stalk of newly ripened rice, the staff of life in South Asia.

Magazine History & Philosophy

Mothers of Liberation

Voluptuous tree spirits, maternal nurturers, potent protectors, and dancing female Buddhas—the Indo-Himalayan Buddhist world abounds with goddesses of amazing diversity. Miranda Shaw reveals some of the many powers, symbols, and stories of this often overlooked and misunderstood pantheon.

By Miranda Shaw
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