Real Sadhus Sing to God
Gender, Asceticism, and Vernacular Religion in Rajasthan
Antoinette Elizabeth DeNapoli
Reviews and Awards
"DeNapoli offers a fresh perspective on sannyas that will be of interest to researchers and students of Indian religions. The prose is accessible and lively," - Meena Khandelwal, Anthropos
"DeNapoli's engaging and spirited ethnography offers original insights into complex intersections of gender with social hierarchies, world-renunciation, and the poetics of devotional experience. Vivid and memorable portraits of strong female characters reveal how deep religious convictions may equally provide unflinching critiques of everyday constraints on women's embodied lives. Delightfully readable and teachable!." - Thomas J. Watson, Syracuse University.