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Woman and goddess in Hinduism : reinterpretations and re-envisionings

Author: Tracy Pintchman; Rita DasGupta Sherma
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.
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"Offering multilayered explorations of Hindu understandings of the Feminine, both human and divine, this book emphasizes theological and activist methods and aims over historical, anthropological, and literary ones. The contributors approach the Feminine in Hindu traditions from the standpoint of intersubjective construction via a method that can be termed dialexis. Here, dialexis refers to a form of intellectual
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tracy Pintchman; Rita DasGupta Sherma
ISBN: 9780230113695 0230113699
OCLC Number: 682892253
Description: viii, 243 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: A Hermeneutics of Intersubjectivity / Rita D. Sherma --
pt. 1. Theological Reflection --
Satī, Suttee, and Sāvitrī / Arvind Sharma --
Female Beauty, Female Power: Seeing Devī in the Saundarya Lahari / Francis Xavier Clooney --
Mystery, Wonder, and Knowledge in the Triadic Figure of Mahāvidyā Chinnamastā: A Sākta Woman's Reading / Neela Bhattacharya Saxena --
pt. 2. Reclaiming Alternative Modalities of Feminine Power --
Sītā Rasoīs and Sākta Pīthas: A Feminine Reclamation of Mythic and Epic Proportions / Phyllis K. Herman --
Spreading Sakti / Karen Pechilis --
The Kālī Practice: Revisiting Women's Roles in Tantra / Loriliai Biernacki --
pt. 3. The Feminine Principles in Hindu Thought and Practice: Problems and Possibilities --
Hindu Rituals on Behalf of Women: Notes on First Principles / Laurie L. Patton --
The Feminine Concept of Surrender in Vaisnava Discourse / E.H. Rick Jarow --
Gandhi's Construction of the Feminine: Toward an Indigenous Hermeneutics / Veena Rani Howard --
Conclusion Reimagining the Hindu Feminine / Tracy Pintchman.
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