The book's title refers to one of the most important figures of Kashmiri culture, the female Mother-Goddess
who is known by several names - Durga, Ragnya, Sharika, Bhawani.
That is surprising, as its full title is extraordinary: The Tresse Iron Age megalithic monument (Sir Robert Mond's excavation), its quadruple sculptured breasts and their relation to the mother-goddess
As the Indo-Europeans began to dominate the area, the patrifocal mythology began to usurp the mother-goddess
stories, relegating the once powerful mother goddess to a more subservient.
pre-Columbian past to the present-Divina Trace delivers a tragicomic creation and deflation of a monomyth amalgamating Amerindian, African, Hindu, Muslim, and Catholic stories to conjure a divine mother-goddess
or saint-who gives birth to a "crapochild" (that is, a child half human, half frog).
The first puja is said to be always done for this Mother-Goddess
The discussion on Religion starts with explicit criticism of Evans' Mother-Goddess
theory, and of Nilsson's attempt to find the origins of Greek religion in Minoan and Mycenaean beliefs.
Prompted by a favourable review of the Mellaart material by Marija Gimbutas, who found her own views on mother-goddess
cults supported, Carl Lamberg-Karlovsky (1992: 38), of the Peabody Museum, Harvard, presented a highly critical opinion both of Mellaart's reconstructions and Gimbutas's unquestioning acceptance of them.