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Senri Ethnological Studies (SES)

No.50 Living with Sakti:Gender, Sexuality and Religion in South Asia

March 30, 1999 Publication

Edited by Masakazu Tanaka, Musashi Tachikawa

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Contents
Preface
INTRODUCTION
Introduction: Writing on Gender, Sexuality and Religion in South Asia
Masakazu Tanaka
Map of India and Nepal

PART I. HINDU GODDESSES IN TEXTS
Hindu Thinking on Śakti: A Historical Perspective
Musashi Tachikawa
The Autumn Goddess Festival: Described in the Purāņas
Shingo Einoo
The Warrior Goddess in the Devīmāhātmya
Yuko Yokochi
PART II. GODDESS FESTIVALS IN CONTEXTS
The Navarātri Festival in Chidambaram, South India
Masakazu Tanaka
The Transformation of Śakti: Gender and Sexuality in the Festival of Goddess Ramachandi
Akio Tanabe
The MarīāīiVillage Festival in Maharashtra
Timothy Fitzgerald
PART III. GENDER AND SEXUALITY IN RURAL INDIA
Women and Tradition in India: Construction of Subjectivity and Control of Female Sexuality in the Ritual of First Menstruation
Yumiko Tokita-Tanabe
Rethinking the Ambiguous Character of Hindu Women
Yasumasa Sekine
Rituals, Service Castes, and Women: Rites of Passage and the Conception of Auspiciousness and Inauspiciousness in Northern India
Yuko Yagi

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