Lindsey Harlan

WSRP Research Associate 1996-1997

Research project

Violent Death and Devotion: Heroic Sacrifice and Gender in India

Based on ethnographic research in Rajasthan, India, this book investigates women's traditions of hero veneration and examines representations of gender in ritual performances and in various narrative and non-narrative genres, including women's and men's songs, epics, legends, and myths.


HDS 3465: Women, Death, and Sacrifice in Hinduism (Spring 1997)


The Goddesses' Henchmen: Gender in Indian Hero Worship
Lindsey Harlan
Oxford University Press, 2002