nakedness of female ascetics

Ashok Aklujkar ashok.aklujkar at UBC.CA
Fri Jan 9 11:16:08 UTC 2009

Actual use of the freedom available in principle must have been rare (as is
also the case with males, although their actual number is/was larger than
the number of naked female ascetics). One later example is available in the
Vira Saiva tradition (as I recall, the name is Mahadevi Akka); see A.K.
Ramanujan's _Speaking of Shiva_.

Ashok Aklujkar

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