Goddesses And Women in the Indic Religious Tradition.

Goddesses And Women in the Indic Religious Tradition.

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Author: Arvind Sharma
Several Contributors/
Translator(s)/ Edito: Arvind Sharma
Publisher: Indica Books
Year: 2007
Language: English
Pages: 170
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8186569693

Description

Goddesses and Women in the Indic Religious Tradition goes beyond the traditional sources that lie at the basis for determining the position of goddesses and women in India. Following the lead of a "hermeneutics of surprise" the book identifies, indeed, surprising new material -- and conclusions; for example the analysis of Vedic Srauta ritual. Or by offering surprising conclusions, when the location is obviously one involving women and goddesses, or anthropology discovers that the worship of the Great Goddess temporarily elevates the position of women.

Other examples of the effectivity of the "hermeneutics of surprise" are seen when applied to the role of dakinis, Sakti worship, the Marathi Sant tradition, and to Sankara's commentaries.

Contents

Introduction

Roles for Women in Vedic Srauta Ritual
STEPHANIE W. JAMISON

Tibetan Fairy Glimmerings: Dakinis in Buddhist
Spiritual Biography
VICTORIA KENNICK URUBSHUROW

Women, Earth, and the Goddess: A Sakta-Hindu
Interpretation of Embodied Religion
KARTIKEYA C. PATEL

Women in the Worship of the Great Goddess
HILLARY RODRIGUES

Between Pestle and Mortar: Women in the
Marathi Sant Tradition
VIDYUT AKLUJKAR

Sankara on the Salvation of Women and Sudras
KATHERINE K. YOUNG


Index