When the World Becomes Female: Guises of a South Indian Goddess (BOK)

When the World Becomes Female: Guises of a South Indian Goddess (BOK)

Joyce Burkhalter Flueckiger

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During the goddess Gangamma's festival in the town of Tirupati, lower-caste men take guises of the goddess, and the streets are filled with men wearing saris, braids, and female jewellery. By contrast, women participate by intensifying the rituals they perform for Gangamma throughout the year, such as cooking and offering food. Joyce Burkhalter Flueckiger argues that within the festival ultimate reality is imagined as female and women identify with the goddess, whose power they share. Vivid accounts by male and female participants offer new insights into Gangamma's traditions and the nature of Hindu village goddesses.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2013 Forfatter Joyce Burkhalter Flueckiger
Forlag
INDIANA UNIVERSITY PRESS
ISBN 9780253009562
Antall sider 336 Dimensjoner 15,2cm x 22,9cm x 2,3cm
Vekt 458 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Social & cultural anthropology, ethnography, Gender studies: women, Hindu worship, rites & ceremonies