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The Gift of the Virgin

Women, Marriage, and Ritual in a Bengali Society

The Gift of the Virgin( )
Series title:Oxford India Paperbacks Ser.
ISBN:978-0-19-562600-1
Publication Date:Apr 1991
Publisher:Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:AUD $11.50
Book Description:

In this intimate and fascinating study, Fruzzetti paints a vivid picture of the activities and rituals governing life in Vishnupur, a large town in rural West Bengal. Drawing on four years of fieldwork during which she was both an observer and a participant in many of the rituals she describes, Fruzzetti, unlike most writers on India, gives primary attention to women, their daily activities, and their marriage rituals. These, she believes, are an important key to understanding Indian...
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Book Details
Pages:196
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):13.97 x 21.59 x 1.27 cm
Book Weight:0.269 Kilograms



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