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Title Serpent mother / ca film by Allen Moore and Ákos Östör ; produced by Robert Gardner and Ákos Östör for the Film Study Center, Harvard University
Published Watertown, MA : Documentary Educational Resources, [2005]
copyright 2005
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Description 1 online resource (streaming video file) (28 min.)
Series Ethnographic video online, volume 1
Pleasing God
Pleasing God.
Summary Shows how the Bengalis in the town of Bishnupur worship the snake goddess Manasā, a deity of the earth who is close to the day-to-day concerns of agrarian life
Notes Based on monographs by Ákos Östör, Play of the Gods (University of Chicago Press) and Culture and power (Sage Publications)
Credits Cinematography, Allen Moore ; editors, Allen Moore, Ákos Östör
Cast Interview, Akalankan Nandi
Event Originally produced in 1985
Notes English and Bengali with English voiceover
Subject Manasā (Hindu deity) -- Cult -- India -- Bishnupur.
Documentary films.
Hindu sects -- India -- Bishnupur.
Hinduism -- Doctrines.
Hinduism -- India -- Bishnupur.
Bishnupur (India) -- Religious life and customs.
India -- Religious life and customs.
Genre/Form Video recordings.
Form Streaming video
Author Gardner, Robert, 1925-2014.
Moore, Alan
Östör, Ákos.
Documentary Educational Resources (Firm)
Harvard University. Film Study Center.