Women in Ochre Robes Gendering Hindu Renunciation

ISBN-10: 0791459225
ISBN-13: 9780791459225
Edition: 2003
Authors: Meena Khandelwal
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Description: Meena Khandelwal offers an intimate portrait of Hindu women who have renounced family & worldly concerns for lives of celibate asceticism & spiritual discipline.

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List price: $31.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: State University of New York Press
Publication date: 10/23/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 252
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Meena Khandelwal offers an intimate portrait of Hindu women who have renounced family & worldly concerns for lives of celibate asceticism & spiritual discipline.

Acknowledgments
Note on Transliteration
Introduction: Sannyasinis as Persons
Gendering Hindu Renunciation
Walking a Tightrope: Renunciation as Love
Real Saints Don't Need Sleep: Renunciation as Service
(Ir?)reconcilable Tensions: Individual Existence as Spiritual Journey
The Genuine and The Fake: What's Attitude Got to Do with It?
Sannyasinis as Women
Notes
Glossary
Works Cited
Index

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