This book examines in rich detail the neglected topic of female ascetics. Based on field research, it documents the social forces which facilitated the establishment of an Order of Ascetics for women, defying tradition in many respects. It describes the subtle methods by which the individual is transformed into a full member of the Order, and how hierarchy and purity are indeed integral to the process.incapable of doing manual work if not trained from ayoung age. Few see any other ... Of those who remain to complete their School Leaving Certificate (at 15), at Sarada Girls High School in 1980 only 62% of candidates passed. At the Asramaanbsp;...
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