Women and the Puranic Tradition in India
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ISBN-13:
9780429826399
Einband:
EPUB
Seiten:
288
Autor:
Monika Saxena
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Adobe Digital Editions
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EPUB
Kopierschutz:
Adobe DRM [Hard-DRM]
Sprache:
Englisch
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This book analyses the diverse ways in which women have been represented in the Puranic traditions in ancient India - the virtuous wife, mother, daughter, widow, and prostitute - against the socio-religious milieu around CE 300-1000.PurA a as (lit. ancient narratives) are brahmanical texts that largely fall under the category of socio-religious literature which were more broad-based and inclusive, unlike the Sma tis, which were accessible mainly to the upper sections of society. In locating, identifying, and commenting on the multiplicity of the images and depictions of women's roles in PurA a ic traditions, the author highlights their lives and experiences over time, both within and outside the traditional confines of the domestic sphere.With a focus on five MahA purA a as that deal extensively with the social matrix Via a u, MA rkaa a eya Matsya, Agni, and BhA gavata PurA a as, the book explores the question of gender and agency in early India and shows how such identities were recast, invented, shaped, constructed, replicated, stereotyped, and sometimes reversed through narratives. Further, it traces social consequences and contemporary relevance of such representations in marriage, adultery, ritual, devotion, worship, fasts, and pilgrimage.This volume will be of interest to researchers and scholars in women and gender studies, ancient Indian history, religion, sociology, literature, and South Asian studies, as also the informed general reader.
This book analyses the diverse ways in which women have been represented in the Puranic traditions in ancient India - the virtuous wife, mother, daughter, widow, and prostitute - against the socio-religious milieu around CE 300-1000.PurA a as (lit. ancient narratives) are brahmanical texts that largely fall under the category of socio-religious literature which were more broad-based and inclusive, unlike the Sma tis, which were accessible mainly to the upper sections of society. In locating, identifying, and commenting on the multiplicity of the images and depictions of women's roles in PurA a ic traditions, the author highlights their lives and experiences over time, both within and outside the traditional confines of the domestic sphere.With a focus on five MahA purA a as that deal extensively with the social matrix Via a u, MA rkaa a eya Matsya, Agni, and BhA gavata PurA a as, the book explores the question of gender and agency in early India and shows how such identities were recast, invented, shaped, constructed, replicated, stereotyped, and sometimes reversed through narratives. Further, it traces social consequences and contemporary relevance of such representations in marriage, adultery, ritual, devotion, worship, fasts, and pilgrimage.This volume will be of interest to researchers and scholars in women and gender studies, ancient Indian history, religion, sociology, literature, and South Asian studies, as also the informed general reader.

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