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Author Hauser, Beatrix.
Title Promising rituals : gender and performativity in Eastern India / Beatrix Hauser.
Published London ; New York : Routledge, 2012.
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 Floor2  BL1237.46 .H38 2012    IN LIBRARY
Description xxi, 277 p., [4] p. of plates : ill. ; 23 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 250-270) and index
Contents Tasting ritual: how to fast for a good husband -- Shared pain - shared joy: on ritual composition and authority -- Periodically untouchable: female bodies and the performance of impurity -- Contested bodies: deity possession as a religious idiom -- (Re-)calling the goddess: the emergence of divine presence -- Nocturnal encounters: living mothers and divine daughters -- Divine play or subversive comedy? On costuming, gender, and transgression -- The limitations of ritual: female politics and the public.
Subject Women -- Religious aspects -- Hinduism.
Women in Hinduism -- India -- Orissa.
ISBN 9780415625852
OCLC number 778424844