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Introduction

Tracy Pintchman

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/9780195177060.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This introductory chapter begins with a discussion of Hindu women's participation in religious practice. Some notes on the scholarly and historical context of the study are presented. This is ... More


 Performing Arts, Re‐forming Rituals:: Women and Social Change in South India

Vasudha Narayanan

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/9780195177060.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter addresses the expression of Hindu women's religiosity through music and dance. It is argued that in contemporary Hinduism the performing arts, which are essentially forms of religious ... More


 Threshold Designs, Forehead Dots, and Menstruation Rituals:: Exploring Time and Space in Tamil Kolams

Vijaya Rettakudi Nagarajan

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/9780195177060.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter explores the ways that women's religious practices cross boundaries and traverse thresholds, and emphasizes continuity and overlap between private and public domains. The focus is on the ... More


 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


 Wandering from “Hills to Valleys” with the Goddess: Protection and Freedom in the Matamma Tradition of Andhra

Joyce Burkhalter Flueckiger

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/9780195177060.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter explores the ways that South Indian Hindu women expand the boundaries of domesticity through a ritual alliance between women and the goddess Gangamma. In many Indian contexts, marriage ... More


Evolution of the Hindu Code Bill

Chitra Sinha

in Debating Patriarchy: The Hindu Code Bill Controversy in India (1941–1956)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198078944
eISBN:
9780199081479
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198078944.003.0014
Subject:
Law, Family Law

The chapter of the book discusses the specific stages of evolution of the Hindu Code Bill and provides the base for understanding the ideological underpinnings of the discourse over the Hindu Code ... More


Introduction

Lisa Lassell Hallstrom

in Mother of Bliss: Anandamayi Ma (1896–1982)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195116489
eISBN:
9780199851621
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195116489.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

Western feminist theologians have wondered about how our lives would have been had we been raised to look up to God as an all-loving and all-powerful mother. As such a thought brings about ideas ... More


Ānandamayī Mā as a Woman

Lisa Lassell Hallstrom

in Mother of Bliss: Anandamayi Ma (1896–1982)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195116489
eISBN:
9780199851621
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195116489.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

Despite all the instances wherein Ānandamayī Mā is described as “the perfect wife” because of her deep obedience and devotion, her devotees would insist the Mā is not to be considered as a woman. ... More


Mother of Bliss: Anandamayi Ma (1896–1982)

Lisa Lassell Hallstrom

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195116489
eISBN:
9780199851621
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195116489.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

Ānandamayī Mā is one of the most renowned Hindu holy women of modern times. This book paints a portrait of this woman, her ideas, and her continuing influence, not just on her devotees, but on ... More


Defending the Nation: Militarism, Women’s Empowerment, and the Hindu Right

Meera Sehgal

in Border Politics: Social Movements, Collective Identities, and Globalization

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479898992
eISBN:
9781479806799
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479898992.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This chapter describes paramilitary camps in India in which middle-class, urban Hindu women's gender identities are deployed to support interethnic violence and militarization. The instruction and ... More


Of Gender and Empire: Reflections on the Nineteenth Century

Catherine Hall

in Gender and Empire

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199249503
eISBN:
9780191697821
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199249503.003.0003
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter focuses on the specificities of the British Empire, mapping it as a field of gender relations. Metropolitan discourses claimed power across nation and Empire, and the emphasis here is on ... More


Sarala and Rokeya: Women's Issues

Bharathi Ray

in Early Feminists of Colonial India: Sarala Devi Chaudhurani and Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780198083818
eISBN:
9780199082186
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198083818.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter explores how Sarala Devi Chaudhurani and Begum Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain looked at the abject position of women in society and what their prescriptions for improvement were. Sarala’s ... More


Hindu Law Reforms—Stilted Efforts at Gender Justice

Flavia Agnes

in Law and Gender Inequality: The Politics of Women's Rights in India

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195655247
eISBN:
9780199081189
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195655247.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This chapter examines Hindu law reforms aimed at promoting gender justice in India during the post-independence period. It suggests that though the reformed Hindu law is projected as the ideal piece ... More


A Women’s Tradition

Jessica Vantine Birkenholtz

in Reciting the Goddess: Narratives of Place and the Making of Hinduism in Nepal

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780199341160
eISBN:
9780190844561
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199341160.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

Chapter 5 examines the third and last major phase of narrative expansion of the Svasthānīvratakathā in the nineteenth and early twentieth century. The common thread of these narratives is a sustained ... More


Argumentative Women in Domestic Spaces: The Plays of Rasheed Jahan and Ismat Chughtai

Nandi Bhatia

in Performing Women/Performing Womanhood: Theatre, Politics, and Dissent in North India

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780198066934
eISBN:
9780199080076
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198066934.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Drama

This chapter examines plays that depict women in domestic and private spaces, which were constructed as ‘sacred’ and ‘spiritual’ spaces that nationalism carved out for women. Inspired by the ... More


Guru Is God

J. Barton Scott

in Spiritual Despots: Modern Hinduism and the Genealogies of Self-Rule

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780226368672
eISBN:
9780226368702
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226368702.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Among the most important Hindu reformers in nineteenth-century Bombay, Karsandas Mulji is now mostly remembered for his involvement in the scandalous Maharaj Libel Case of 1862. This chapter looks ... More


Feeding a Thousand Souls: Women, Ritual, and Ecology in India- An Exploration of the Kolam

Vijaya Nagarajan

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780195170825
eISBN:
9780190858100
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195170825.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

Drawing on extensive fieldwork, this book investigates aesthetic, symbolic, metaphorical, literary, mathematical, and philosophical meanings of the kōlam, the popular Tamil women’s daily ephemeral ... More


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