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Review of Anway Mukhopadhyay, The Authority of Female Speech in Indian Goddess Traditions: Devi and Womansplaining

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  1. For a more detailed study of this debate between Ubhaya Bharati and Shankaracharya, see Mukhopadhyay’s “Diotima and Ubhaya Bharati: A Postcolonial Colloquy on Eros, Wisdom and Responsibility” (2019) in Sambalpur Studies in Literatures and Cultures, 87-97.

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  3. Mukhopadhyay’s Ph.D was on “Diotima’s Daughters: The Spectre of Diotima in the Late Twentieth Century Feminist Thought” from Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India. It is available in Shodhganga  Accessed 31 January 2022

  4. See, Mukhopadhyay. “Diotima is not Beatrice: Some Reflections on Gender, Pedagogy and “Equiphony”” (2014). Research Journal of English Language and Literature, Vol. 2. Issue 3, 119-125

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Nayak, M. Review of Anway Mukhopadhyay, The Authority of Female Speech in Indian Goddess Traditions: Devi and Womansplaining. DHARM 5, 111–115 (2022).

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