Contestation and Compliance: Retrieving Women's 'Agency' from Puranic Traditions

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This book is a study of the shifts in historical context of ritual observances from Vedic to Puranic traditions. It looks into the representations of women in early textual traditions to explore how women's identities are not only established in ritual spaces but are also constantly reworked and negotiated. It is in this context that this book attempts to're-read' the Matsyamahapura?a and through the study of vratas and myths, reconstruct the anxieties that theological traditions have with regard to women and women's ...

Contestation and Compliance: Retrieving Women's 'Agency' from Puranic Traditions 2014, OUP India, New Delhi

ISBN-13: 9780199451821

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