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Contradictory lives : Baul women in India and Bangladesh

Author: Lisa I Knight
Publisher: New York ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The author examines the contradictory expectations regarding Baul constraints of feminine respectability that seemingly limit women's mobility and public performance. The lives of Baul women are explored and are based on ethnographic research.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lisa I Knight
ISBN: 0199773548 9780199773541
OCLC Number: 833296515
Description: vii, 217 p. : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: "Real Bauls live under trees" : scholarly and popular imaginings of Bauls and the marginalization of Baul women --
: "I've done nothing wrong" : feminine respectability and Baul expectations --
Negotiating between paradigms of the good Baul and the good woman --
"Do not neglect this golden body of yours" : personal and social transformation through Baul songs --
Renouncing expectations.
Responsibility: Lisa I. Knight.

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In this multi-sited ethnographic study, Knight explores the everyday lives of women of the Baul tradition of musical mystics in India and Bangladesh. She demonstrates that Baul women construct a  Read more...

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The dominant tropes imagined for the Baul tradition of eastern India and Bangladesh are constructed around male models: the wandering mistrel carrying his ektara instrument who engages in esoteric Read more...

 
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