The Goddesses' Henchmen

The Goddesses' Henchmen

Gender in Indian Hero Worship

eBook - 2003
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The Rajputs ruled the vast majority of the kingdoms that were joined together after Indian independence to form the state of Rajasthan, "Land of Kings." An important part of Rajput religion is the worship of "heroes" who have died in battle. This practice has attained new significance in recent years, as right-wing Hindu activists have deployed narratives about heroism in Rajput wars with Muslim emperors. In this book, Lindsey Harlan 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.
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2003
ISBN: 9780195348347
0195348346
9781280704000
1280704004
0195154266
9780195154269
0195154258
9780195154252
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xiv, 258 pages) : illustrations

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