Elaine Craddock

Notable Achievements

Professor of Religion Elaine Craddock delivered a talk, “Tamil Thirunangais: Performing Divine Identities,” for the South Asian Religions Colloquium at Harvard University on March 28, 2019.

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Expertise

Hinduism; Feminism and Religion; Tamil literature; Religion and the Body

Elaine Craddock received here MA and PhD from University of California Berkeley. 

  • Elaine Craddock received here MA and PhD from University of California Berkeley. 

  • Siva’s Demon Devotee: Karaikkal Ammaiyar; SUNY Press, 2010.

    “Karaikkal Ammaiyar: Bridging the Cankam and Saiva Worlds.” In Affinities and Oppositions:

    Relationship between Tamil and Sanskrit, edited by Kannan M and Jennifer Clare. French Institute, Pondicherry and the Tamil Chair at the University of California, Berkeley, 2009.

    “The Anatomy of Devotion: The Life and Poetry of Karaikkal Ammaiyar.” In Beyond the Circle: Women’s Rituals, Women’s Lives in Hindu Traditions, edited by Tracy Pintchman. Oxford University Press, 2007.

    “Reconstructing the Split Goddess as Shakti in a Tamil Village.” In Seeking Mahadevi:Constructing the Identities of the Hindu Great Goddess, edited by Tracy Pintchman. New York: SUNY, 2001.