Images of Women in Maharashtrian Literature and Religion

Images of Women in Maharashtrian Literature and Religion

by Anne Feldhaus
     
 

ISBN-10: 0791428389

ISBN-13: 9780791428382

Pub. Date: 03/28/1996

Publisher: State University of New York Press

The essays investigate the images of women and femininity found in the traditions of the Marathi language region of India, Maharashtra, and how these images contradict the actualities of women's lives.

Overview

The essays investigate the images of women and femininity found in the traditions of the Marathi language region of India, Maharashtra, and how these images contradict the actualities of women's lives.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791428382
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Publication date:
03/28/1996
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
281
Product dimensions:
5.88(w) x 8.91(h) x 0.68(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Introduction

Part I
Images of Women in Contemporary Marathi Literature

Woman and Goddess in the Poetry of P. S. Rege

Philip Engblom

Male Playwrights and Female Characters: Are Marathi Plays about Men or Women?

Mahadev L. Apte

Language and Power in Images of Indian Women

Janet A. Contursi

Stri Dalit Sahitya: The New Voice of Women Poets

Eleanor Zelliot

Part II
Women and Goddesses in Maharashtrian Religion

Sivaji's Mother

James W Laine

All the God's Wives

Günther D. Sontheimer

Goddess as Sister: The Case of Bhivai

Anne Feldhaus

In Quest of Saubhagya : The Roles and Goals of Women as Depicted in Marathi Stories of Votive Devotions

Mary McGee

Sati in the Maratha Country: An Historical Perspective

A. R. Kulkarni

Part III
Images of Women in Old Marathi Literature

Cakradhar and Women

S. G. Tulpule

Janabai and Kanhopatra: A Study of Two Women Sants

Sarah Sellergren

Women Saint-Poets' Conception of Liberation

Tara Bhavalkar

The Concept of Woman in the Poems of Tukaram

Irina Glushkova

About the Contributors

Index

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