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Women in Dharmasastras : A Phenomenological and Critical Analysis

Chandrakala Padha

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ISBN 10: 8131602419 / ISBN 13: 9788131602416
Published by Rawat, New Delhi, 2009
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Contents Introduction. I. Persona of women in India's intellectual tradition 1. Women's education in Vedic India/Pranati Ghoshal. 2. Women in India's intellectual tradition/Chandrakala Padia. II. Women in Dharmasastras search for a perspective 3. Woman and the Dharmasastras/Kapil Kapoor. 4. Social dimensions of the discourse on women and sex as reflected in Manusmrti the earliest known Indian code of life/Pushpa Tiwari. 5. Women and the notion of Kama in the Dharmasastriya discourse/Shalini Shah. 6. Re reading Dharmasastras through Indian eyes a feminist perspective/Preeti Singh. 7. My hours with Manu and some unlikely answers/Devapriya Roy. III. Diverse images of women in Dharmasastras 8. Mahabharata through the eyes of women/Kavita A. Sharma. 9. Women in Manusmrti/Vinita Chandra. IV. Dharmasastras and the socio political panorama 10. Social status of women in Dharmasastras/Anjali Chatterji. V. Economic status of women in Dharmasastras 11. Gender perspective of law in classical India/V.C. Srivastava. 12. The economic position of women in the Dharmasastras/Sati Chatterji. 13. Studying the economic position of women in Dharmasastras perspectives in occupation Stridhana property and inheritance/Annapurna Chattopadhyaya. 14. Property rights of daughter in ancient India with special reference to Dharmasastras/Anita Singh. VI. Dharmasastras in the light of colonial and post colonial interpretations 15. Revisiting Dharmasastras during the colonial period/Binda Paranjape. 16. The nineteenth century construct of Dharmasastras a historiographical enquiry/Priyamvada. Index. The book presents the critiques of women's position in the social philosophy of Dharmasastras coming from both the east and west. It challenges the authoritative status of the western philosophical interpretation and an imperfect understanding of the orient. The book does not aim at eulogizing the Dharmasastras but at making a candid analysis of women's position in Dharmasastras. It does not acquiesce in all that the socio philosophical texts say about women nor reject it impatiently in toto. An attempt has also been made to historicize and to put them in the context of the times. The book will be of interest both to general readers as well as scholars of social sciences humanities and gender studies. 246 pp. Bookseller Inventory # 72775

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Title: Women in Dharmasastras : A Phenomenological ...

Publisher: Rawat, New Delhi

Publication Date: 2009

Binding: Hardbound

Book Condition:As New

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Dharmasastras are ancient texts which record the varied practices and customs that are an integral part of India's intellectual tradition. This book provides a candid analysis of women's positions in the social philosophy of Dharmasastras. It challenges the authoritative status of the Western philosophical interpretation and the imperfect understanding of the Orient, and it historically examines women's roles in Dharmasastras in the context of the times.

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