ISBN-10:
0195096630
ISBN-13:
9780195096637
Pub. Date:
01/04/1996
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Sacrificed Wife/Sacrificer's Wife: Women, Ritual, and Hospitality in Ancient India / Edition 1

Sacrificed Wife/Sacrificer's Wife: Women, Ritual, and Hospitality in Ancient India / Edition 1

by Stephanie W. Jamison

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ISBN-13: 9780195096637
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 01/04/1996
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 360
Product dimensions: 6.06(w) x 9.13(h) x 0.92(d)

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Table of Contents

Part I: Introduction
Part II: Sacrificed Wife/Sacrificer's Wife: The Mth of Manu's Cups
Part III: The Wife in Ritual
A. The Wife and Other Ritual Actors
B. Situating the Wife in Ritual
C. Sexuality and Fertility—Symbolic Representations
D. Sexuality and Fertility—The Asvnamedha
E. Sexuality and Fertility—"Negative" Representations
F. Hospitality and Exchange Relations: The Soma Sacrifice
Part IV: The Anxieties of Hospitality
A. Introduction—Oghavati and Ahalya
B. Hospitality and Hostly Perils
C. Manu's Cups Revisited I: The Cow, the Wife and the Power of the Guest
D. Manu's Cups Revisited II: The Vocabulary of Hospitality
E. Exploited Guests and Reluctant Receivers
Part V: Women and Marriage
A. Marriage and Exchange
B. Marriage by Capture
C. Maidenly Self-Determination
Part IV: Finale

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