Roles and Rituals for Hindu Women

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Julia Leslie
Motilal Banarsidass Publ., 1992 - Religion - 267 pages
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The considerable interest currently being expressed in women and religion has thrown down an important challenge; the need to see women not merely as the passive victims of an oppressive ideology but also perhaps primarily as the active agents of their own positive constructs. This book therefore aims to fill a notable gap in the literature. Twelve contributors study the role of women in Hindu religion by examining textual studies of the part played by women in a variety of religion rituals, both past and present, by exploring the socio-religious context of their various communites; and by using specialist material to draw on cross-cultural conclusions.
 

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Contents

Introduction Julia Leslie
1
Indras Curse Varunas Noose and the Suppression of
17
Motive and Intention in the Votive Rites of Hindu
71
Some MagicoReligious Beliefs
89
Ambivalent Role Models for Women
107
The Traditional Repertoire of the Tiruttani Temple Dancers
131
Bharatanatyam Reritualized
149
Victim or Victor? Julia Leslie
175
Women in the SaivaSakta Ethos Sanjukta Gupta
193
Varieties of Hindu Female Asceticism Lynn Teskey Denton
211
General Bibliography
233
Index
251
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