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Walking Naked - Women, Society, Spirituality in South India
by Vijaya Ramaswamy      (Author ALERT)



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ProductID: 8824 - Hardcover - 257 Pages (Year: 1997)
Indian Institute of Advanced Study ~ ISBN: 8185952396


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This book maps the spiritual history of women in the context of societal structures through historical time and space. The study looks at the issues of gender inequalities in the context of dominance and power and the debates over female sexuality and salvation.

This book maps the spiritual history of women in the context of societal structures through historical time and space. The study looks at the issues of gender inequalities in the context of dominance and power and the debates over female sexuality and salvation. In the process spirituality emerges as a powerful form of women's self-expression.

This book maps the spiritual history of women in the context of societal structures through historical time and space. The study looks at the issues of gender inequalities in the context of dominance and power and the debates over female sexuality and salvation. In the process spirituality emerges as a powerful form of women’ self-expression finding its voice in the various ‘cathartic’ spiritual movements. Manifestations of female spiritual movements. Manifestations of female spirituality in particular societies, whether feudal, quasi-feudal or colonia, varied from tacit conformism (to male spiritual/ social leadership) to deviance and even defiance. The author goes back in historical time to the ‘material-spiritualism’ of the Sangam Tamils and forward into the era of colonial transition. The Deccan and the region south of the Vindhyas form the geographical liminalities of this study which opens up the possibilities of a wider study of women, society and spirituality in the broader context of the South Asian region.



 Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Author’s Note
Preface

CHAPTER I
Gendered Spirituality: A South Indian Perspective

CHAPTER II
Woman and Spirituality in the Sangam Age

CHAPTER III
Women in Buddhism and Jainism

CHAPTER IV
Bride, Demoness, Other: Women in the Early Devotional Movements in South India

CHAPTER V
Rebels-Housewives: Women in Virasaivism

CHAPTER VI
Women’In’, Women ‘Out’: Women Within the Warkari Panths

CHAPTER VII
Transition: Gender, Spirituality and the Politics of Freedom

Epilogue
Index

 


 About the Author

Dr VIJAYA RAMASWAMY obtained her PhD from Jawaharlal Nehru University in 1981. She is an alumni of the School of Oriental and African Studies, London and was senior Fulbright scholar at the department of History, University of California, Berkeley. Author of two books 'Textiles and Weavers in Medieval South India' and 'Divinity and Deviance: Women in Virasaivism' , she has published articles on economic history, Indian folklore, religion and women's history in Indian and international journals. She was a Fellow of the Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla.


 

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