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Women's Renunciation in South Asia: Nuns, Yoginis, Saints, and Singers
This volume brings together new ethnographic research on South Asian women who have abandoned worldly life for spiritual pursuits. All have renounced some combination of the following: marriage, sex, procreation, kin, financial security, concern with beauty, and sensual pleasures. Documenting contemporary women’s experiences with intimate ethnographic narratives, this book ...more
Hardcover, 308 pages
Published September 3rd 2006 by Palgrave Macmillan
(first published January 1st 2006)
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