Elaine Craddock

Notable Achievements

Professor of Religion Elaine Craddock  presented the paper “Caste, Class, and Religion among Tamil Thirunangais” for the Queer Symposium at the annual Conference on South Asia in Madison, Wis., Oct. 11.

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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.