Female Ascetics

Female Ascetics

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This book examines in rich detail the neglected topic of female ascetics. Based on field research, it documents the social forces which facilitated the establishment of an Order of Ascetics for women, defying tradition in many respects. It describes the subtle methods by which the individual is transformed into a full member of the Order, and how hierarchy and purity are indeed integral to the process.Ezhuttachan are highly literate as both teaching and building require reading skills. Not all Nayar women. ... The Mission branch in Kerala, for example, had 45 monthly donors for 1978a€”9, the majority donating between Rs 50 and Rs 150. The smallest donation was ... US 80C of Income Tax Act of 1961. It is customary foranbsp;...

Title:Female Ascetics
Author:Wendy Sinclair-Brull
Publisher:Routledge - 2013-12-16


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