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Women's Lives, Women's Rituals in the Hindu Tradition

Tracy Pintchman


This book explores the relationship between ritual practices and the lives and activities of Hindu women beyond the ritual sphere. It presumes that Hindu women are deeply engaged and invested in the performance of religious practice. Rituals that take place in Sanskritic, Brahminical Hindu environments continue to be instituted and directed largely by Brahmin males, but women largely control many types of ritual practice that occur outside of such contexts, including many household, calendrical, and local devotional practices. Even in environments where Sanskritic traditions maintain a strong ... More

Keywords: religious practice, Sanskritic environment, Brahminical Hindu environment, domestic roles, ritual work, social roles, cultural roles, interpersonal values

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780195177060
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2007 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195177060.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Tracy Pintchman, editor
Loyola University of Chicago
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