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

Author: Mary Whitney Kelting
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2009.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mary Whitney Kelting
ISBN: 9780195389647 0195389646
OCLC Number: 301798495
Description: ix, 250 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. Thinking about wifehood --
pt. I. Making ideal marriages --
2. Fasting, Saubhagya, and Jain Sati narratives --
3. Jain Satis, women's agency, and bad marriages --
4. The perfect marriage --
pt. II. Negotiating discourses --
5. Jains and Satimata discourse --
6. Embodying wifehood --
Conclusion : the pleasures of Jain wifehood.
Responsibility: M. Whitney Kelting.

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