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Book review: The Goddesses’ Henchmen: Gender in Indian Hero Worship by Lindsay Harlan

Narayan, Kirin


As ethnographers often find, people encountered during fieldwork can have their own ideas about what topics make for appropriate research. A researcher who allows herself to be instructed can stumble upon unexpectedly fertile projects. This was the case for Lindsay Harlan when she was researching her earlier book, Religion and Rajput Women (1992). The men who received Harlan in the outer spaces of households often cross-examined her about why she wasn’t writing about something they...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2006
Type: Journal article
Source: The Journal of Religion
DOI: 10.1086/504782
Access Rights: Open Access


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