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Book ID : 41260
ISBN-10 : 81-88730-98-X / 818873098X
ISBN-13 : 978-81-88730-98-8 / 9788188730988
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Edition : (First Edition)
Language : English
vi, 359p., 23 cm.
CONTENTS:- 1. Harappan Woman. 2. Depiction of Sumangali -Vadhu in Early Terracottas. 3. Contribution of Women to the Growth of Ancient Indian Culture. 4. Women in Early India. 5. Women in India in The Early Vedic Period. 6. Women in the Atharvaveda. 7. Role of Woman as Brahmavadini in Sanskrit Literature. 8. Position and Status of Women in the Puranas. 9. Women in Early Upanishads. 10. Women in the Upnisads. 11. Women in the Sutra Literature. 12. Women as Reflected from Their Patronage to Temple Architecture. 13. Women in Kalidasa's Works. 14. Women in the Social Life. 15. The Near Incorruptibility of Woman. 16. Women in the Sutra Period. 17. Female Reformers of the Buddhist Period. 18. Buddhist Nuns, Their Education and Discipline. 19. Women and Men Donors at Sanchi: A Study of the Inscription as Evidence. 20. Women in Early Medieval Kasmira. 21. Women in the Inscriptions of Ancient Assam. 22. Women in Tamilnadu. 23. Position and Status of the Rural Women.
The work is a study of the concepts of empowerment, decentralisation, governance and social and political status of ancient women. Examining the Vedas, the Upanishads, the Sutra literature works of Kalidasa and other writers and inscriptions of ancient India, it discusses the position and status of rural women, the education and discipline of Buddhist nuns and the patronage extended to temple-building activity by women in ancient times. It takes up the perspective on women according to the ancient sages and law-givers. It also discusses the female reformers of the Buddhist period and their impact on society.