The Hungry God: Hindu Tales of Filicide and Devotion
by David Shulman
University of Chicago Press, 1993
Cloth: 978-0-226-75571-7
Library of Congress Classification BL1236.76.S23S58 1993
Dewey Decimal Classification 294.534

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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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