Women in Tibet, Past and Present by

Product Details

Title:Women in Tibet, Past and Present by

ISBN:9781850656531

Author:Janet Gyatso

Editor:Hanna Havnevik

Publisher:Foundation Books

Publish Year:2005

Edition:First Edition

Cover:Paper Back

Subject:Anthropology/ Sociology | Women Study | Tibet | Tibetan History

Language:English

Remarks:B&W Photographs, Bibliography and Index.

Pages:436

Size:138 x 216 mm

Weight(gms):550

Price:USD 11.20

  Add To Cart
  • This volume presents a variety of data and reflection on the history of Tibetan women. Drawing on textual and archival study, ethnographic research, the history of religions, and feminist theory, the contributors explore the struggles and accomplishments of women from Tibet, including queens from the imperial period, "yoginis" and religious teachers of medieval times, Buddhist nuns, oracles, political workers, doctors and artists. The work seeks to resist both romanticisation and excessive criticism of the position and status of women in Tibetan society, exploring instead the complex relations between religion, culture, and social and political reality throughout history and the secular and religious facets of women's lives. The contributors explore the roots of and rocentrism and misogyny, the means by which women have handled such biases, and the wider implications of gender differentiation in the Tibetan world.

    Janet Gyatso

  • Send your message

    Need Assistance

    Our team is 24/7 at your service to help you.
    +977 1 4221546

Follow Us