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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


Renouncing Expectations

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/9780199773541.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Renunciation (sannyās) is potentially the most radical form of unencumbering. Practiced throughout India, renunciation is typically seen as a formal rite of severing the renouncer's ties with family, ... 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


“I’ve Done Nothing Wrong”: Feminine Respectability and Baul Expectations

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/9780199773541.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Baul women are caught between having to meet the expectations of potential sponsors, who seek Bauls who act unencumbered (as described in Chapter 2), and the expectations of neighboring non-Baul ... More


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