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 Prayers, Recipes, Memoirs: Hanuman in Hindi Popular Literature

Philip Lutgendorf

in Hanuman's Tale: The Messages of a Divine Monkey

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780195309225
eISBN:
9780199785391
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195309225.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

After highlighting the growing role of literacy and the mass-dissemination of standardized texts in popular Hindu practice, this chapter turns to the importance of Hanuman in the Hindi devotional ... More


“Only You”: The Wedding of Rāma and Sītā, Past and Present

Mandakranta Bose

in The Ramayana Revisited

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780195168327
eISBN:
9780199835362
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195168321.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter studies narrative design. Gender roles are studied, in which three versions of the wedding of Rāma and Sītā as they appear in Valmiki's Rāmāyana, in Tulsidas's Ramcaritmanas, and the TV ... More


“Write the Text in Your Heart”: Non-literacy, Authority, and Female Sadhus’ Performances of Asceticism through Sacred Texts

Antoinette Elizabeth DeNapoli

in Real Sadhus Sing to God: Gender, Asceticism, and Vernacular Religion in Rajasthan

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199940011
eISBN:
9780199388639
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199940011.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

Chapter 7 addresses female sadhus’ sacred text practices. The chapter discusses “textual” performances centered on recitation of the Râmcaritmânas. A vernacular-language text composed by the medieval ... More


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