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Bibliography: Demons and Demonization in South Asia


Compiled by Andrew J. Nicholson, Stony Brook University


Berkson, Carmel.  The Divine and the Demoniac: Mahisa’s Heroic Struggle with Durga.  Delhi: Oxford University Press, 1995.


Bhattacharyya, N. N.  Indian Demonology.  Delhi: Manohar Publishers, 2000.


Coomaraswamy, Ananda K., ed.  Yakshas: Essays in the Water Cosmology.  New Delhi: Oxford University Press and Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts, 1993.


DeCaroli, Robert.  Haunting the Buddha.  Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004.


Dempsey, Corinne.  "Double Take: Through the Eyes of Yaksis, Yakshas, and Yoginis," in JAAR 73.1, 2005, pp. 3-7.


Dempsey, Corinne.  "Nailing Heads and Splitting Hairs: Conflict, Conversion, and the Bloodthirsty Yakshis in South India," in JAAR 73.1, 2005, pp. 111-132.


Hale, Walsh Edward.  Asura in Early Vedic Religions.  Delhi: Motilal Banarsidass, 1999.


Hiltebeitel, Alf.  Criminal Gods and Demon Devotees.  Albany: SUNY Press, 1989.


Kapferer, Bruce.  A Celebration of Demons: Exorcism and the Aesthetics of Healing in Sri Lanka.  Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1983.


Krishna, Nanditha.  The Book of Demons, Including a Dictionary of Demons in Sanskrit Literature.  New Delhi: Penguin Books, 2007.


Ling, Trevor.  Buddhism and the Mythology of Evil: A Study in Theravada  Buddhism.  Oxford: Oneworld, 1997.



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