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Title Women's renunciation in South Asia : nuns, yoginis, saints, and singers / edited by Meena Khandelwal, Sondra L. Hausner, and Ann Grodzins Gold.
Imprint New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2006.

Series Religion/culture/critique
Subject Women -- Religious life -- South Asia.
Women and religion -- South Asia.
Monastic and religious life of women -- South Asia.
Alt Name Khandelwal, Meena.
Hausner, Sondra L.
Gold, Ann Grodzins, 1946-
Description x, 296 pages : illustrations, map ; 22 cm.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction / Sondra L. Hausner and Meena Khandelwal -- Do saints need sleep? / Meena Khandelwal -- Living practical dharma / Sara Shneiderman -- The true river Ganges / Kristin Hanssen -- Staying in place / Sondra L. Hausner -- Passionate renouncers / Kalyani Devaki Menon -- How Buddhist renunciation produces difference / Kim Gutschow -- Renouncing expectations / Lisa I. Knight -- These hands are not for henna / Anne Vallely -- Afterword : breaking away-- / Ann Grodzins Gold.
ISBN 1403972214
OCLC # 62533953
Table of Contents
1Introduction : women on their own / Sondra L. Hausner, Meena Khandelwal1
2Do saints need sleep? : Baiji's renunciation as service / Meena Khandelwal39
3Living practical Dharma : a tribute to Chomo Khandru and the Bonpo women of Lubra village, Mustang, Nepal / Sara Shneiderman69
4The true River Ganges : Tara's begging practices / Kristin Hanssen95
5Staying in place : the social actions of Radha Giri / Sondra L. Hausner125
6Passionate renouncers : Hindu nationalist renouncers and the politics of Hindutva / Kalyani Devaki Menon141
7How Buddhist renunciation produces difference / Kim Gutschow171
8Renouncing expectations : single Baul women renouncers and the value of being a wife / Lisa I. Knight191
9These hands are not for henna / Anne Vallely223
10Afterword : breaking away... / Ann Grodzins Gold247

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