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  Women in Tibet; Past and Present
By: Janet Gyatso and Hanna Havnevik

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Author: Janet Gyatso and Hanna Havnevik
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 231130996
Publication Date: 2006

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Product Code: 13417

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Filling a gap in the literature, this volume explores the struggles and accomplishments of women from both past and present-day Tibet. Here are queens from the imperial period, yoginis and religious teachers of medieval times, Buddhist nuns, oracles, political workers, medical doctors, and performing artists. Most of the essays focus on the lives of individual women, whether from textual sources or from anthropological data, and show that Tibetan women have apparently enjoyed more freedom than women in many other Asian countries. The book is innovative in resisting both romanticization and hypercriticism of women's status in Tibetan society, attending rather to historical description, and to the question of what is distinctive about women's situations in Tibet, and what is common to both men and women in Tibetan society.

Women in Tibet; Past and Present, Janet Gyatso and Hanna Havnevik, Columbia University Press, Paperback, 2006, 436 Pages, $24.50

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