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Finding Baul Women

Lisa I. Knight

in Contradictory Lives

Published in print June 2011 | ISBN: 9780199773541
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199897353 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199773541.003.0001
Finding Baul Women

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Along with Chapters 2 and 3, Chapter 1 situates Baul women in the contexts of locales, communities, and discourse. This introduction presents an overview of Baul women and suggests that they are encumbered by societal expectations even though they are given some latitude as Bauls to travel and perform. The chapter also describes the primary research sites discussed in this book and makes some comparisons between Bauls in West Bengal and Bangladesh.

Keywords: Bauls; Baul women; agency; gender; India; Bangladesh; ethnography

Chapter.  11861 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Religious Studies

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