Donors, Devotees and the Daughters of God (Innbundet)

Temple Women in Medieval Tamilnadu

Serie: South Asia Research 


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Innbinding: Innbundet
Utgivelsesår: 1999
Antall sider: 318
Forlag: Oxford University Press Inc
Språk: Engelsk
Serie: South Asia Research
ISBN/EAN: 9780195099621
Omtale: Donors, Devotees and the Daughters of God
Through the use of epigraphical evidence, Leslie C. Orr brings into focus the activities and identities of the temple women (devadasis) of medieval South India, and suggests new ways of understanding the character of the temple woman - and of the role of women in Indian religion and society. This book shows how the temple woman's economic authonomy, independence and initiative allowed her to negotiate medieval temple politics and establish a role for herself with its own peculiar social and religious significance.

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