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Author Knight, Lisa I.

Title Contradictory lives [electronic resource] : Baul women in India and Bangladesh / Lisa I. Knight.

Published New York ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2011.


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Physical description 1 online resource (vii, 217 p.) : ill., maps.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary In this multi-sited ethnographic study, Knight explores the everyday lives of women of the Baul tradition of musical mystics in India and Bangladesh. She demonstrates that Baul women construct a meaningful life as they navigate between conflicting expectations of Bauls to be carefree and of women to be modest.
Notes Description based on print version record.
Subject Baul women -- Religious life -- India -- West Bengal.
Baul women -- Religious life -- Bangladesh.
Identity (Psychology) -- Religious aspects -- Bauls.
West Bengal (India) -- Religious life and customs.
Bangladesh -- Religious life and customs.
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