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Women's Renunciation in South Asia: Nuns, Yoginis, Saints, and Singers

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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
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