Jewels of Authority: Women and Textual Tradition in Hindu India. Edited by LAURIE L. PATTON. New York: OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS, 2002. Pp. 256. $55 (cloth); $22.50 (paper) (pub. in 2005). This book contains essays written by nine authors, one of whom, Laurie L. Patton, also serving as editor, provided an introduction and afterword. Not surprisingly, given the expertise and accomplishments of the contributors, the volume presents a uniformly high quality of scholarship, displaying skillful research and an admirable attention to the complexities and nuances of the topic it explores.