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Title Jewels of authority : women and textual tradition in Hindu India / edited by Laurie L. Patton
Published Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2002
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Description 1 online resource (xxii, 228 pages)
Contents Contents; Contributors; Abbreviations; Introduction; PART I: ANCIENT ARGUMENTS; 1 The Housemistress at the Door: Vedic and Buddhist Perspectives on the Mendicant Encounter; 2 Ritual Rights: The Gender Implications of Adhikara; 3 Mantras and Miscarriage: Controlling Birth in the Late Vedic Period; PART II: CLASSICAL ARGUMENTS; 4 Giver or Given? Some Marriages in Kalidasa; 5 Om, the Vedas, and the Status of Women with Special Reference to Srivaisnavism; 6 Casting Light on the Sounds of the Tamil Veda: Tirukkoneri Dasyai's "Garland of Words"; PART III: REFORM AND CONTEMPORARY ARGUMENTS
7 By What Authority? Hindu Women and the Legitimization of Reform in the Nineteenth Century8 Hindu Nationalist Women: On the Use of the Feminine Symbolic to (Temporarily) Displace Male Authority; 9 Counterpoint Authority in Women's Ritual Expressions: A View from the Village; Afterword; Bibliography; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y
Summary Contributors. Abbreviations. Introduction, Laurie L. Patton. Part II. Ancient Arguments. 1. The Housemistress at the Door: Vedic and Buddhist Perspectives on the Mendicant Encounter, Ellison Banks Findly. 2. Ritual Rights: The Gender Implications of Adhikara, Mary McGee. 3. Mantras and Miscarriage: Controlling Birth in the Late Vedic Period, Laurie L. Patton. Part II. Classical Arguments. 4. Giver or Given? Some Marriages in Kalidasa, Stephanie W. Jamison. 5. Om, the Vedas, and the Status of Women with Special Reference to Srivaisnavism, Katherine K. Young. 6. Casting Light on the Sounds of th
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-220) and index
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Subject Dowry -- India -- History.
Hindu women -- India -- History.
Hinduism -- Social aspects.
Women -- Religious aspects -- Hinduism
Women -- India -- Social conditions.
Women's rights -- Religious aspects -- Hinduism
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Patton, Laurie L., 1961-
ISBN 0195350642 (electronic bk.)
9780195350647 (electronic bk.)
(alk. paper)