ISBN : 9780199341160
Reciting the Goddess is the first book-length study of Nepal's goddess Svasthani and the popular Svasthanivratakatha textual tradition. Drawing on archival and ethnographic research, it examines the making of Hinduism in Nepal, a history that is largely neglected in master narratives of Hinduism on the Indian subcontinent.
CHAPTER ONE Text, Ritual, Goddess: Hinduisms and Histories in Nepal
CHAPTER TWO The Goddess of Place, Place of the Goddess
CHAPTER THREE An Unexpected Archive: The Svasthanivratakatha
CHAPTER FOUR The Making of Modern Hinduism in Medieval Nepal
CHAPTER FIVE A Women's Tradition
CHAPTER SIX Conclusion