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Wives of the God-King : the rituals of the devadasis of Puri

Author: Frédérique Apffel-Marglin
Publisher: Delhi ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1985.
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Apffel-Marglin, Frédérique.
Wives of the God-King.
Delhi ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1985
(OCoLC)568751041
Online version:
Apffel-Marglin, Frédérique.
Wives of the God-King.
Delhi ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1985
(OCoLC)607794604
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Frédérique Apffel-Marglin
ISBN: 0195617312 9780195617313
OCLC Number: 12967690
Description: xv, 388 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 23 cm
Contents: Part I. The Devadasis in Society: 1. Puri encounters; 2. Kinship: married women and Devadasis; 3. Sexuality: purity, auspiciousness, and status --
Part II. The Devadasis and the King: 4. The King: divinity and status; 5. Palace rituals; 6. Royal temple rituals; Appendix 1. The ritual day in the main temple; Appendix 2. Purification of the temple --
Part III. Time Auspiciousness and Inauspiciousness: 7. Time transcended; 8. Time dissolved; 9. Time renewed --
Conclusion: Part I. Theoretical implications; Part II. Implications for the understanding of women.
Responsibility: Frédérique Apffel Marglin.
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