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Author Knight, Lisa I.

Title Contradictory lives : Baul women in India and Bangladesh / Lisa I. Knight
Published New York ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2011
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Description 1 online resource (vii, 217 pages) : illustrations, maps
Summary In this multi-sited ethnographic study, Knight explores the everyday lives of women of the Baul tradition of musical mystics in India and Bangladesh. She demonstrates that Baul women construct a meaningful life as they navigate between conflicting expectations of Bauls to be carefree and of women to be modest
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on print version record
Subject Baul women -- Religious life -- India -- West Bengal.
Baul women -- Religious life -- Bangladesh.
Identity (Psychology) -- Religious aspects -- Bauls
West Bengal (India) -- Religious life and customs.
Bangladesh -- Religious life and customs.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780199897353 ebook