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Gender and Genre in the Folklore of Middle India

by Joyce Burkhalter Flueckiger Cornell University Press
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In Gender and Genre in the Folklore of Middle India, Joyce Burkhalter Flueckiger analyzes six representative Indian folklore genres from a single regional repertoire to show the influence of their intertextual relations on the composition and interpretation of artistic performance. Placing special emphasis on women's rituals, she looks at the...

"Based on fifteen months of original research at the boundary between the states of Madhya Pradesh and Orissa, as well as on many return visits over the course of fifteen years, this book is one of the most wide-ranging, meticulous, and insightful monographs on Indian folklore ever published."

Joyce Burkhalter Flueckiger is Professor of Religion and Director of the Graduate Division of Religion at Emory University. She is the author of books including When the World Becomes Female: Possibilities of a South Indian Goddess and Everyday Hinduism.