In Our Time: The goddess Lakshmi

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Listen to the podcast of BBC Radio 4's In Our Time, presented by Melvyn Bragg, in which Chakravarthi Ram-Prasad (Lancaster), Jessica Frazier (Kent) and I discuss the contemporary and historical significance of the Hindu and Jain goddess Lakshmi, who remains an important focus of worship in India and the diaspora today. We include key narratives about Lakshmi as goddess of good fortune, as open to all and as Mother of the Universe, as well as a wider reflection on different ways of thinking about the Divine.
Period7 Oct 2016

Media contributions


Media contributions


TitleIn our time
LocationBBC Broadcasting House, London, United Kingdom
Period7 Oct 2016 → 7 Oct 2016


  • Lakshmi
  • Hindu
  • goddess
  • Purana
  • narratives
  • God