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Contestation and Compliance free pdf This book is a study of the shifts in historical context of ritual observances from Vedic to Puranic traditions. It looks into the representations of women in early textual traditions to explore how women's identities are not only established in ritual spaces but are also constantly reworked and negotiated. It is in this context that this book attempts to're-read' the Matsyamahapura?a and through the study of vratas and myths, reconstruct the anxieties that theological traditions have with regard to women and women's responses to these anxieties. Patriarchal traditions have never remained frozen, they constantly reinvent themselves to deal with the negotiations and contestations that women make. It is these very traditions then, which, when read carefully, tell us about women and the challenges that they constantly put to theological traditions. The book will revise our understanding of later Vedic and Puranic texts as well as provide a deeper understanding of the gender roles that evolved during this time period.

About Jaya Tyagi

Jaya Tyagi teaches in the Department of History in Sri Venkateswara College in the University of Delhi.

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Author : Jaya Tyagi
Publisher : OUP India
Data Published : 06 November 2014
ISBN : 0199451826
EAN : 9780199451821
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 336 pages
Age + : 18 years
Language : English
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