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Invented identities : the interplay of gender, religion, and politics in India

Author: Julia Leslie; Mary McGee
Publisher: New Delhi ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2000.
Series: SOAS studies on South Asia.
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"This book examines the construction of gender identities in different socio-religious contexts in the Indian subcontinent. It explores gender identities across many dimensions, regions and historical periods, touching upon, among others, the Vedas, spirit possession, caste and untouchability, religious and folk narratives, and communal violence." "This book provides a better understanding of how gender identities  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Invented identities.
New Delhi ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2000
(OCoLC)655142499
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Julia Leslie; Mary McGee
ISBN: 0195652932 9780195652932
OCLC Number: 44737431
Description: xiii, 309 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: Speaking gender: vāc and the vedic construction of the feminine / Sally J. Sutherland Goldman --
Language, gender and power: the sexual politics of language and language acquisition in traditional India / Robert P. Goldman --
The evolution of third-sex constructs in ancient India: a study in ambiguity / Leonard Zwilling and Michael J. Sweet --
Untouchables, women and territories: rituals of lordship in the Parāśara Smrti / Mikael Aktor --
From nāyikā to bhakta: a genealogy of female subjectivity in early medieval India / Daud Ali --
Pierced by love: Tamil possession, gender and caste / Karin Kapadia --
From demon aunt to gorgeous bride: women portray female power in a north Indian festival cycle / Ann Grodzins Gold --
Heroes alone and heroes at home: gender and intertextuality in two narratives / Lindsey Harlan --
Gender and the representation of violence in Pandav Lila / William S. Sax --
Engendering communal violence: men as victims, women as agents / Amrita Basu --
Identifying differences: gender politics and religious community in rural Uttar Pradesh / Patricia Jeffery.
Series Title: SOAS studies on South Asia.
Responsibility: edited by Julia Leslie, Mary McGee.
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These essays examine processes by which gender identities are formalized and ritualized through language, ritual, narrative and politics. They help us to understand how gender identities in India  Read more...

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