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  1. When the World Becomes Female: Guises of a South Indian Goddess
    When the World Becomes Female: Guises of a South Indian Goddess
    When the World Becomes Female: Guises of a South Indian Goddess
    When the World Becomes Female: Guises of a South Indian Goddess
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  2. When the World Becomes Female: Guises of a South Indian Goddess

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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 jewelry. 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.

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Country
USA
Author
Joyce Burkhalter Flueckiger
Binding
Paperback
Brand
Brand: Indiana University Press
EAN
9780253009562
Feature
Used Book in Good Condition
ISBN
0253009561
Label
Indiana University Press
Manufacturer
Indiana University Press
NumberOfItems
1
NumberOfPages
336
PublicationDate
2013-07-23
Publisher
Indiana University Press
ReleaseDate
2013-07-23
Studio
Indiana University Press
Most Helpful Customer Reviews

This book is an amazing and thought provoking narrative that will give insight to anyone interested in the goddess traditions of India, whether from an academic or spiritual perspective or background you are coming, this book is sure to expand your awareness.
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