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The goddesses' henchmen : gender in Indian hero worship

Author: Lindsey Harlan
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2003.
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The Rajputs ruled the vast majority of the kingdoms that were joined together after Indian independence to form the state of Rajasthan, "Land of Kings." An important part of Rajput religion is the worship of "heroes" who have died in battle. This practice has attained new significance in recent years, as right-wing Hindu activists have deployed narratives about heroism in Rajput wars with Muslim emperors. In this  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Harlan, Lindsey.
Goddesses' henchmen.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2003
(DLC) 2002071520
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Lindsey Harlan
ISBN: 9780195348347 0195348346
OCLC Number: 252622807
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 258 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Contents; Illustrations; Note on Transliteration; 1. Introduction; 2. The Land of Heroes: Rajasthani Soil and Rajput Blood; 3. Heroic Story: Slaughter and Glory; 4. Heroic Story Frames: Liberation, Perfection, and Seclusion; 5. Heroic Song: End of the Story and Beyond; Glossary; Bibliography; Index.
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