Faces of the Feminine in Ancient, Medieval, and Modern India

Faces of the Feminine in Ancient, Medieval, and Modern India

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The essays in this collection explore ideas about women and their positions in Indian society from the earliest historical period up to the present day. The collection is designed both to provide students and researchers with primary material from literary, historical and sociological sources and on that basis to critically explore specific issues.show more

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  • Hardback | 368 pages
  • 161 x 237.5 x 30.5mm | 730.3g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • 2 line illustrations
  • 0195122291
  • 9780195122299

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Fascinating collection of essays ... the approach is both wide-ranging and ground-breaking. Scholars of religion as well as scholars of Indian history and literature will find much to interest, inform and perhaps challenge them from the perspective of gender ... an excellent volume which makes for stimulating reading * Religion *show more

About Mandakranta Bose

Mandakranta Bose is Director of the Centre for Indian and South Asia Research and Lecturer in Classical, Near Eastern, and Religious Studies at the University of British Columbia.show more

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