Donors, Devotees, and Daughters of God: Temple Women in Medieval Tamilnadu

Donors, Devotees, and Daughters of God: Temple Women in Medieval Tamilnadu by Leslie C. Orr

By: Leslie C. Orr

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9780195356724
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Through the use of epigraphical evidence, Leslie C. Orr brings into focus the activities and identities of the temple women (devadasis) of medieval South India. This book shows how temple women's initiative and economic autonomy involved them in medieval temple politics and allowed them to establish themselves in roles with particular social and religious meanings. This study suggests new ways of understanding the character of the temple woman and, more generally, of the roles of women in Indian religion and society.
ISBN:
9780195356724
Publication Date:
14 / 02 / 2000

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