Water and Womanhood

Water and Womanhood : Religious Meanings of Rivers in Maharashtra

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Feldhaus examines the role of certain 'domestic' values in the religious meanings of rivers in Maharashtra, a large region of western India. Feldhaus draws both on written religious texts and on a wide range of oral, iconographic, and ritual materials gathered in the course of field work in India.show more

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  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 154.9 x 228.6 x 17.8mm | 385.56g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • 16 pp plates, maps
  • 019509283X
  • 9780195092837
  • 1,189,296

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"Does a fine job of exploring an important aspect of folk Hinduism, a long neglected field. Touches on both the feminine and water aspects. A nice addition to an upper level syllabus."--Robert Forman, Hunter College"Excellent general book and classroom text for Religion and South Asia courses, as well as Anthropology."--H.L. Seneviratne, University of Virginia"Excellent work!"--Don St. John, Moravia College"This superb piece of scholarship is indicative of the maturation of Indian Studies in America--deep, thorough, empathetic description coupled with sophisticated analysis. A fine contribution to our understanding of Indian culture."--Richard Lariviere, University of Texas"Feldhaus's scholarship is very impressive....I recommend publication. The work is very readable and nothing like it exists. It is rich, engrossing and meaningful."--Ann Grodzins Gold, Cornell Universityshow more

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