Contestation and Compliance: Retrieving Women's 'Agency' from Puranic Traditions

Contestation and Compliance: Retrieving Women's 'Agency' from Puranic Traditions

by Jaya Tyagi

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780199451821
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 10/30/2014
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Jaya Tyagi teaches in the Department of History in Sri Venkateswara College in the University of Delhi.

Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
Note on transliteration
Abbreviations
Introduction: Representations, Re-presentations, and Retrieval
1. The Puranas as Repositaries of Ritual Observances
2. Redefining Domesticity through Ritual Observances
3. Contestation and Negotiation in Myths and Rituals in Myths
4. Channelizing Feminine Energy through Representations of Goddess(es)
Conclusion:The Social Consequences of 'Sacralizing' Women's Familial Roles
Appendices
Glossary
Bibliography
Index
About the Author

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