Saturday, November 18, 2006

The Age of Kali

To: Akbar, Anthony
Date: September 12, 2006

Have you heard the dystopian novel of terror set in the alternate sub-continent? The novel begins in alternate Bengal in the summer of 2007, when a girl is born with six arms. the doctors insist she is simply a genetic freak, but the devout are convinced she is an incarnation of Durga....

Reuters News Agency
, November 14
Bihar villagers worship infant as Mother Goddess

KOLKATA (Reuters) - Thousands of people are flocking a village in Bihar to worship a baby girl born with rare tumours as they believe she is a reincarnation of Durga, the multi-armed Hindu mother goddess, police said on Tuesday....

"People believe the girl is their deliverer, but experts say it is a case of congenital defect," said Amit Jain, a senior Bihar police officer.