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Water and womanhood : religious meanings of rivers in Maharashtra

Author: Anne Feldhaus
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Rivers in India are commonly associated with certain worldly religious values: wealth, beauty, long life, good health, food, love, and the birth of children. However, these "domestic" values have been relatively neglected by Indologists, who have tended to view India and Hinduism through the prism of poverty, misery, asceticism, and themes of purity or pollution. Following recent scholarship by arguing that the  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Anne Feldhaus
ISBN: 0195091221 9780195091229 019509283X 9780195092837
OCLC Number: 31172885
Description: 250 pages : illustrations, map ; 25 cm
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Feldhaus examines the role of certain 'domestic' values in the religious meanings of rivers in Maharashtra, a large region of western India. Feldhaus draws both on written religious texts and on a  Read more...

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"Does a fine job of exploring an important aspect of folk Hinduism, a long neglected field. Touches on both the feminine and water aspects. A nice addition to an upper level syllabus."--Robert Read more...

 
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