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Heroic wives : rituals, stories, and the virtues of Jain wifehood

Author: Mary Whitney Kelting
Publisher: New York ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2009.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this fieldwork-based study, Kelting explores the ways in which Jain women use sati narratives and rituals to understand wifehood as a choice, which these women's ongoing ritual practices continually shape. She focuses on eight well-known Jain sati narratives.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mary Whitney Kelting
ISBN: 0195389646 9780195389647
OCLC Number: 646215525
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 250 pages) : illustrations
Contents: NOTE ON TRANSLATION AND TRANSLITERATION; PART ONE: MAKING IDEAL MARRIAGES; PART TWO: NEGOTIATING DISCOURSE; CONCLUSION: THE PLEASURES OF JAIN WIFEHOOD; NOTES; GLOSSARY; BIBLIOGRAPHY; INDEX
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In this fieldwork-based study, Kelting explores the ways in which Jain women use sati narratives and rituals to understand wifehood as a choice, which these women's ongoing ritual practices continually shape. She focuses on eight well-known Jain sati narratives.

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