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 The Play of the Mother:: Possession and Power in Hindu Women's Goddess Rituals

Kathleen M. Erndl

in Women's Lives, Women's Rituals in the Hindu Tradition

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780195177060
eISBN:
9780199785438
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195177060.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter explores questions of Hindu women's power in connection with goddess possession rituals in the Kangra Valley area of Himachal Pradesh, North India. In Kangra, it is not uncommon for ... More


Everyday Creativity: Singing Goddesses in the Himalayan Foothills

Kirin Narayan

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226407425
eISBN:
9780226407739
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226407739.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This book's author's imagination was captured the very first time that, as a girl visiting the Himalayas, she heard Kangra women join their voices together in song. Returning as an anthropologist, ... More


Consolidation of the Punjab

Khushwant Singh

in A History of the Sikhs: Volume 1: 1469-1838

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195673081
eISBN:
9780199080601
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195673081.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, Sikhism

This chapter studies the consolidation of the Punjab, starting with the capture of Kangra and the removal of the Gurkhas. It is followed by an account of how the Punjab was unified, including the ... More


The Ground That Grows Songs

Kirin Narayan

in Everyday Creativity: Singing Goddesses in the Himalayan Foothills

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226407425
eISBN:
9780226407739
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226407739.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter looks more closely at Kangra as a distinctive cultural region and offers an overview on songs. As a way to introduce ideal life stages and associated fears of what might go wrong, the ... More


Playing: Krishna’s Mothers, Sister, and Lovers

Kirin Narayan

in Everyday Creativity: Singing Goddesses in the Himalayan Foothills

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226407425
eISBN:
9780226407739
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226407739.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter focuses on one of the author's mentors, Jagadamba Mataji. From the very first time they met, Jagadamba Mataji met the author's wish to learn with an exuberant willingness to teach. Many ... More


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