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Author Bloomer, Kristin C., author.

Title Possessed by the virgin : Hinduism, Roman Catholicism, and Marian possession in South India / Kristin C. Bloomer.

Published New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2017.


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 online resource : illustrations (black and white), maps (black and white)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary 'Possessed By The Virgin' is an ethnographic account of three Roman Catholic women in Tamil Nadu, South India who claim to be possessed by Mary, the mother of Jesus. The author follows the lives of these women over many years, investigating questions about gender, social power, agency, and authenticity.
Audience Specialized.
Notes Description based on online resource; title from home page (viewed on November 14, 2017).
Subject Mary, Blessed Virgin, Saint -- Cult -- India -- Tamil Nadu.
Māriyammaṉ (Hindu deity) -- Cult -- India -- Tamil Nadu.
Christianity -- India -- Tamil Nadu.
Tamil Nadu (India) -- Religious life and customs.
ISBN 9780190615123 (ebook) : No price