Former Professor of Religion and Asian Studies, Mt. Holyoke College.
"I cannot imagine a better, more scholarly, and yet respectful study of a Hindu woman saint. This book should be read by everyone interested in women and religion, Hindu women, Hindu goddesses, and the comparative categories of saint, religious teacher, and incarnation....fascinating reading....this book is a tour de force, a marvelous example of sensitive scholarship."--The Journal of Asian Studies "Hallstrom...employs critical analysis, with insightful self-reflection. Includes extensive excerpts from interviews. For all libraries." --Religious Studies Review