Water and Womanhood: Religious Meanings of Rivers in Maharashtra

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Rivers in India are commonly associated with certain worldly religious values: wealth, beauty, long life, good health, food, love, and the birth of children. However, these "domestic" values have been relatively neglected by Indologists, who have tended to view India and Hinduism through the prism of poverty, misery, asceticism, and themes of purity or pollution. Following recent scholarship by arguing that the earthly pursuits are equally vital to an understanding of popular Hinduism, Feldhaus examines the role of these ...

Water and Womanhood: Religious Meanings of Rivers in Maharashtra 1995, Oxford University Press, USA, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780195092837

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Water and Womanhood: Religious Meanings of Rivers in Maharashtra 1995, Oxford University Press, USA, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780195091229

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