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From Possession to Freedom: The Journey of Nili-Nilakeci

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From Possession to Freedom: The Journey of Nili-Nilakeci - Umamaheshwari, R
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The Tamil text N+lakeci , dated around the 5th century CE (debated), is an unusual literary creation. It retrieves a violent, vengeful py (female possessing spirit) of Palayanur, transforming her into a Jaina philosopher. It was a profoundly subversive idea of its time, using the female persona and voice (for a hitherto disembodied being) to debate with preceptors of different schools of thought/religions of the time, all male, barring the Buddhist nun, Kuṇṭalakeci. N+lakeci 's debates focus on questions of ...

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From Possession to Freedom: The Journey of Nili-Nilakeci 2019, Zubaan Books

ISBN-13: 9789385932281

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