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Title Women's lives, women's rituals in the Hindu tradition / edited by Tracy Pintchman.

Publication Info. Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2007.


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 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Standard Shelving Location  294.5 W872W    Check Shelf
Description xv, 208 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Cat in the courtyard: the performance of Sanskrit and the religious experience of women / Laurie L. Patton -- Wandering from "hills to valleys" with the goddess: protection and freedom in the Matamma tradition of Andhra / Joyce Burkhalter Flueckiger -- Lovesick Gopi or woman's best friend: the mythic Sakhi and ritual friendships among women in Benares / Tracy Pintchman -- Words that breach walls: women's rituals in Rajasthan / Lindsey Harlan -- Threshold designs, forehead dots, and menstruation rituals: exploring time and space in Tamil Kolams / Vijaya Rettakudi Nagarajan -- Domesticity and difference/women and men: religious life in medieval Tamilnadu / Leslie C. Orr -- Anatomy of devotion: the life and poetry of Karaikkal Ammaiyar / Elaine Craddock -- Play of the mother: possession and power in Hindu women's goddess rituals / Kathleen M. Erndl -- Does Tantric ritual empower women? Renunciation and domesticity among female Bengali Tantrikas / June McDaniel -- Performing arts, re-forming rituals: women and social change in South India / Vasudha Narayanan.
Subject Hindu women -- Religious life.
Hinduism -- Rituals.
Hindu women -- Social life and customs.
Added Author Pintchman, Tracy.
ISBN 0195177061 cloth
019517707X paperback
9780195177077 paperback
9780195177060 hardback
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