Because It Gives Me Peace of Mind: Ritual Fasts in the Religious Lives of Hindu Women (SUNY Series, McGill Studies in the History of Religions, A Series Devoted to International Scholarship)

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Explores the history and nature of vrats (ritual fasts) in text and practice, and the roles these rites play in the lives of Hindu women in North India.

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This is the first book-length study that explores the history and nature of vrats--votive fasting rites--the role these rites play in the religious lives of Hindu women in North India, and the meanings these women attribute to them.

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Anne Mackenzie Pearson is a part-time instructor at both McMaster University and Wilfrid Laurier University.

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