CONTENTS:- 1. The Position of Women in Buddhism. 2. Buddhist women at the time of the Buddha. 3. Women in Buddhism. 4. The place of women in Buddhism. 5. Monastic rules for Bhikkunis. 6. Mahasanghika. 7. Mahisasaka. 8. Sarvastivada. 9. Dharmagupta. 10. Mula-Sarvastivada. 11. The Moral of Femine. 12. The rise and fall of the Hindu Women.
The position of women has been a subject of considerable interest in recent decades in all societies. In the West there has been a rethinking of the position of women in all spheres of activity. This has resulted in a change in the role played by women in different walks of life. This reappraisal has also touched on the question of the position of women in the main religious traditions of the world. It is therefore opportune to consider the place accorded to women in Buddhism.