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Buddhist women and food-gifting to monks

Food, Faith and Gender in South Asia : The lilaCultural Politics of Women’s Food Practices

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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... as the lines quoted above suggest. Indeed, there is evidence in the canon that the renouncer’s status is seen as a last resort for women, after they have fulfilled their social roles of wives and mothers (Engelmajer 2014: 103–4).However,...