Free Female Ascetics in Hinduism

Female Ascetics in Hinduism
By:Lynn Teskey Denton
Published on 2004-08-06 by SUNY Press

Female Ascetics in Hinduism provides a vivid account of the lives of women renouncers--women who renounce the world to live ascetic spiritual lives--in India. The author approaches the study of female asceticism by focusing on features of two dharmas, two religiously defined ways of life: that of woman-as-householder and that of the ascetic, who, for various reasons, falls outside the realm of householdership. The result of fieldwork conducted in V? ran? si (Benares), the book explores renouncers' social and personal backgrounds, their institutions, and their ways of life. Offering a first-hand look at and an insightful analysis of this little-known world, this highly readable book will be indispensable to those interested in female asceticism in the Hindu tradition and women's spiritual lives around the world.

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Book which was published by SUNY Press since 2004-08-06 have ISBNs, ISBN 13 Code is 9780791461792 and ISBN 10 Code is 0791461793

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