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Title: Ringing the bell. Female Priests in contemporary Bali. Orig. edn.
Description: S.I., [Amsterdam], s.n. (the author), 2004. Large narrow 8. Orig. stiff thin boards, spiralled metal spine, large coloured illustration of a female Pedanda on front side, with protective clear-view plastic sheet. 76pp. Many coloured full-page plates and ills. on plates, some black/white text-ills., all after photographs mainly by author, unless otherwise indicated, acknowledgements, bibliography, questionnaire, table of contents. Research into the phenomenon of contemporary female balinese Pedanda's, conducted by a number of interviews of Ida Pedanda Istri Ratu Prana Manggis and Ida Pedanda Lanang Nyoman Manggis(the first married couple), Pedanda Istri Mayun Talaba and Pedanda Lanang Gde Putre Talaba, PedandaIstri Kania (a virgin priestess), Pedanda Lanang Made Gde Djelantik, Ida Pedanda Lanang Gde Raka Tembuku(a newly consecrated married priest), and three others. It includes comments by Jro Istri Nengah (Buddha), other opinions postwar development in Hinduism, the contemporary position of female priests and the religious role of the Pedanda Istri. Inscribed copy, signed by author, on verso first plate at front. Privately published in a very limited edition. Very fine copy.

Keywords: bali religion research hinduism females emancipation pedanda priesthood history indonesia southeast asia

Price: EUR 145.00 = appr. US$ 157.59 Seller: Antiquarian Booksellers Gemilang
- Book number: 46143