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When the goddess was a woman : Mahābhārata ethnographies : essays

@inproceedings{Hiltebeitel2011WhenTG,
  title={When the goddess was a woman : Mahābhārata ethnographies : essays},
  author={Alf Hiltebeitel and Vishwa Adluri and Joydeep Bagchee},
  year={2011}
}
Explicitly acknowledging its status as a stri-sudra-veda (a Veda for women and the downtrodden), the Mahabharata articulates a promise to bring knowledge of right conduct, fundamental ethical, philosophical, and soteriological teachings, and its own grand narrative to all classes of people and all beings. Hiltebeitel shows how the Mahabharata has more than lived up to this promise at least on the ground in Indian folk traditions. In this three-part volume, he journeys over the overlapping… 
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