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'Because It Gives Me Peace of Mind' : Ritual Fasts in the Religious Lives of Hindu Women

'Because It Gives Me Peace of Mind' : Ritual Fasts in the Religious Lives of Hindu Women - 96 edition

'Because It Gives Me Peace of Mind' : Ritual Fasts in the Religious Lives of Hindu Women - 96 edition

ISBN13: 9780791430385

ISBN10: 0791430383

Edition: 96
Copyright: 1996
Publisher: State University of NY Press
Published:
International: No

ISBN13: 9780791430385

ISBN10: 0791430383


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Summary

This is the first book-length study that explores the history and nature of vrats--votive fasting rites--the role these rites play in the religious lives of Hindu women in North India, and the meanings these women attribute to them.