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The Goddesses Henchmen - Asia Fine Books
The Goddesses’ Henchmen

The Goddesses Henchmen


Gender in Indian Hero Worship

Author: Lindsey Harlan

258 pages with b/w photo reproductions in the text. An important part of Rajput religion is the worship of “heroes” who have died in battle. The author explores the idea of the Rajput hero. She is particularly interested in the role played by gender in stories about heroes and in their worship. She looks at differences between female and male storytellers, the relationships of the hero to the woman in his tale, and the relationship of the hero to the goddess for whom he is both sacrifice and henchman. She obtains her materials from interviews with Rajput families and their servants, from songfests, from bystanders at shrines, and from ritual specialists. Hardcover with gilt titles. No jacket. Brand new. 8vo.

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Product Description

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Place Published: New York

Date Published: 2003

Book Condition: Near Fine

Binding: Hardcover

Edition: Later printing