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Donors, devotees, and daughters of God : temple women in medieval Tamilnadu

Author: Leslie C Orr
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2000.
Series: South Asia research (New York, N.Y.)
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Through the use of epigraphical evidence, Leslie C. Orr brings into focus the activities and identities of the temple women (devadasis) of medieval South India, and suggests new ways of understanding the character of the temple woman -- and of the role of women in Indian religion and society.
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Orr, Leslie C., 1948-
Donors, devotees, and daughters of God.
New York : Oxford University Press, 2000
(DLC) 98007533
(OCoLC)39045033
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Leslie C Orr
ISBN: 1429400609 9781429400602 0195356721 9780195356724 9780195099621 0195099621 9786610528288 6610528284
OCLC Number: 191935612
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 305 pages) : illustrations, maps.
Contents: Methods of Transliteration, Abbreviation, and Citation; ONE: Introduction; TWO: Discerning and Delineating the Figure of the Temple Woman; THREE: Temple Women as Temple Patrons; FOUR: Temple Women as Temple Servants; FIVE: Identity, Geography, Religion, and Kinship; SIX: Conclusions; Appendix I; Appendix II; Appendix III; Notes; Bibliography; Index.
Series Title: South Asia research (New York, N.Y.)
Responsibility: Leslie C. Orr.

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Women's history in medieval India is a field still in its infancy, and Leslie C. Orr's Donors, Devotees, and Daughters of God marks an important addition to the handful of monographs on the subject. Read more...

 
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