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Contradictory Lives: Baul Women in India and Bangladesh

Lisa I. Knight

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199773541
eISBN:
9780199897353
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199773541.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

In the popular imagination, Bauls in West Bengal (India) and Bangladesh are depicted as a sect of musical mendicants with flowing hair clad in ocher-colored clothes and carrying a one-stringed ... More


Finding Baul Women

Lisa I. Knight

in Contradictory Lives: Baul Women in India and Bangladesh

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199773541
eISBN:
9780199897353
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199773541.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Along with Chapters 2 and 3, Chapter 1 situates Baul women in the contexts of locales, communities, and discourse. This introduction presents an overview of Baul women and suggests that they are ... More


“Real Bauls Live under Trees”: Imaginings and the Marginalization of Baul Women

Lisa I. Knight

in Contradictory Lives: Baul Women in India and Bangladesh

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199773541
eISBN:
9780199897353
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199773541.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter discusses scholarly and bhadralok (Bengali elite) discourses about Bauls, particularly concerning their portrayals (and omissions) of women. These discourses construct Baul authenticity ... More


Conclusion

Jeanne Openshaw

in Writing the Self: The Life and Philosophy of a Bengali Baul Guru

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780198062479
eISBN:
9780199080489
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198062479.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

The present work has challenged essentialized versions of ‘Bauls’ by considering this phenomenon through the prism of an individual life. In addition to the intriguing and often poignant life story ... More


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