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Title Donors, devotees, and daughters of God : temple women in medieval Tamilnadu / Leslie C. Orr.
Imprint New York : Oxford University Press, 2000.


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Description 1 online resource (xii, 305 pages) : illustrations, maps.
Series South Asia research
South Asia research (New York, N.Y.)
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-290) and index.
Note Available only to authorized UTEP users.
Print version record.
Subject 880-01 Devadāsīs -- India -- Tamil Nadu.
880-01/(Q Devad♯ѓs♯±s -- India -- Tamil Nadu.
Tamil Nadu (India) -- Religious life and customs.
India -- Tamil Nadu.
Genre Electronic book.
Contents Methods of Transliteration, Abbreviation, and Citation; ONE: Introduction; TWO: Discerning and Delineating the Figure of the Temple Woman; THREE: Temple Women as Temple Patrons; FOUR: Temple Women as Temple Servants; FIVE: Identity, Geography, Religion, and Kinship; SIX: Conclusions; Appendix I; Appendix II; Appendix III; Notes; Bibliography; Index.
Summary 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, and suggests new ways of understanding the character of the temple woman -- and of the role of women in Indian religion and society.
Other Title Print version: Orr, Leslie C., 1948- Donors, devotees, and daughters of God. New York : Oxford University Press, 2000 0195099621