IIAS Newsletter 45 Autumn 2007

Not just nuns and oracles: contemporary Tibetan women

Sara Shneiderman

Women in Tibet, Past and Present. 2005. Janet Gyatso and Hanna Havnevik, eds. London: Hurst & Co. 320 pages. ISBN 978 18506 5654 8

With its concise yet broadly sweeping title, Janet Gyatso and Hanna Havnevik’s edited volume Women in Tibet is a definitive contribution to the literature on women’s experiences in Tibetan culture. The volume’s composition reflects the breadth of contemporary Tibetan Studies, with chapters written by historians, philologists, comparative religion scholars and anthropologists, all of whom apply their own methodological approaches to a range of chronologically and geographically disparate subjects.

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