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Title: Significance of brata rituals in the life of the married women in rural bengal significance of brata rituals in the life of the married women in rural bengal
Other Titles: SOCIAL TRENDS Vol. 7, 31 March 2020, p 211-224
Authors: Gupta, Anuja
Keywords: Brata
Faith
Women
tradition,
Celebration
Issue Date: 31-Mar-2020
Publisher: University of North Bengal
Abstract: Brata is an age-old religious ritual practiced by women of West Bengal. It has its roots in the totemic cults of the aboriginals of this land. Brata finds reverberation in the identity that it ascribes to women as being the Su-Grihini and care- giver of her family. In the present day, community jubilations buttressed by the perception of Dharma provides legitimacy to Brata that makes it an omnipresent ritual. In this paper, I attempt to underscore an anthropological and cultural perspective of Brata and understand its significance in the religious life of married women in rural Bengal.
URI: http://ir.nbu.ac.in/handle/123456789/3580
ISSN: 2348-6538
Appears in Collections:Vol. 7 (March 2020)

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