Women, androgynes, and other mythical beasts

Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1980. First edition, first printing (full number line). Hardcover. Octavo in red DJ; xviii, 382 p, [4] leaves of b&w plates, b&w illus ; 24 cm. Faint wear and few marks to DJ protected in archival brodart, extremely light scuff to spine foot & sprine head fold, else near fine(+) in near fine(-) DJ. Item #80531
ISBN: 0226618498

Hindu mythology; Sex; Animals; Psychology. || Ila is an androgyne in Hindu mythology, known for his/her sex changes. As a man, he is known as Ila or Sudyumna and as a woman, is called Ila. Illais considered the chief progenitor of the Lunar Dynasty (Somavamsha) of Indian kings - also known as the Ailas ("descendants of Ila").

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