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Mountain Goddess: Gender and Politics in a Himalayan Pilgrimage
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Book cover for 9780195064322
 
from Oxford Univ Pr (November 28, 1991)
9780195064322 | details & prices | 6.00 × 8.75 × 0.75 in. | 0.90 lbs | List price $42.00
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from Oxford Univ Pr on Demand (November 28, 1991)
9780195069792 | details & prices | 5.50 × 8.25 × 0.50 in. | 0.60 lbs | List price $49.95
About: Every few decades, thousands of Hindu villagers in the Central Himalayas of North India carry their regional goddess Nandadevi in a bridal palanquin to her husband Shiva's home, walking barefoot over icebound mountain passes to a lake surrounded by human bones.