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Book: Power and Agency in the Lives of Contemporary Tibetan Nuns

Chapter: 4. The Idea of Nunhood Matures

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.44140


In the chapter, the various motives of becoming a nun are presented. There were both more religious and more mundane – even if closely intertwined – reasons behind the choices of the nuns I interviewed.

Chapter Contributors

  • Mitra Härkönen ( - mharkonen) 'University of Helsinki'