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The Indian goddess Kali. "He was right to call on Kali. To recognize the riots as her work. Goddess of fertility and birth and destruction, her womb a void, an abyss, Kali was the fierce, fiery Mother of all."

Houghton Library, Harvard University, MS Persian 78, detail of f. 249v (Div-e Sepid or White Demon). Firdawsī. Shāhnāmah. 1718-1721. Painters: ʻAbd al-Salām Kashmīrī and ʻAbd al-Karīm Kashmīrī.