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The position of women in Hindu civilization

A. S. Altekar

The position of women in Hindu civilization

from prehistoric times to the present day

by A. S. Altekar

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Published by Motilal Banarsidass in Delhi .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Previous ed. 1938.

StatementA. S. Altekar.
The Physical Object
Paginationxvi,378p.,11p. of plates ;
Number of Pages378
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22835813M
ISBN 108120803248

Women held very important position in ancient Indian society. There are evidences to suggest that woman power destroyed kingdoms and mighty rulers. Elango Adigal’s Sillapathigaram mentioned that Madurai, the capital of Pandyas was burnt, when Pandyan ruler Nedunchezhiyan killed a woman’s husband by mistake. Veda. India’s trans women community, or Hijra, has been a part of the subcontinent for about as long as civilization has. With a recorded history of over 4, years and being mentioned in ancient texts, the Hijra community is a testament to the sexual diversity that is integral yet often forgotten in Indian : Sridevi Nambiar.

Position of women in Hindu civilization, from prehistoric times to the present day. Delhi: Motilal Banarsidass, (OCoLC) Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: Anant Sadashiv Altekar.   Unlike in the Hindu scriptures, women’s position in the Quran appears to be slightly better. Women are at least allowed to hold and inherit property and have the right to divorce a : Rajesh Komath.

  This is the very reason for Dr. John Gray to write a fine book titled Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus. Women bring out the best in men in terms of inspiration. Position of women in Hindu civilization, from prehistoric times to the present day. Delhi: Motilal Banarsidass ; [Springfield, Va.: Nataraj Books], ( printing (OCoLC) Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: Anant Sadashiv Altekar.


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The Position of Women in Hindu Civilization will enable the reader to understand the subject in true perspective, as it is based upon a critical and impartial survey of all the available data.

The work not only surveys the position of Hindu women during the last four thousand years but also indicates the general lines on which the present day problems confronting them should be solved/5(9).

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The work not only surveys the position of Hindu women during the last four thousand years but also indicates the general lines on which the present day problems confronting them should be solved/5(10). The Position of Women in Hindu Civilization will enable the reader to understand the subject in true perspective, as it is based upon a critical and impartial survey of all the available data.

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The Vedas suggest that a woman's primary duty is to help her husband in performing obligatory duties and enable him to continue his family tradition. Her primary duty is to give birth to his children and take care of them.

Like all the major religions of the world, Hinduism is a predominantly male dominated religion. Women play a secondary role. Ramabai Sarasvati, a renowned social activist of India writes in her book, The High Caste Hindu Woman, Education is one of the most basic right of any human be it male or female.

In ancient Hinduism, just as other rights, women were also deprived of education since enlightenment amongst women was considered to be quite notorious and Size: 45KB. Indian civilization based on the spirit that women’s cause is men; they rise or sink together, dwarfed or godlike, bond or free.

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The Position of Women in Hindu Civilization () writes: ‘This for nearly years from BC 20 to AD, the position of women steadily deteriorated though she was fondled by the parents, loved by the husband and revered by her children.

This essay is based on inputs from The History and Culture of Indian People by the Bhartiya Vidya Bhavan & The Position of Women in the Hindu Civilization by r. Also go to Issues and Insights section and read ‘Dowry the Imperial Origins of a criminal crime’ by Veena Talwar.

It is an eye opener. Portrayal Of Women In The Hindu Epics. By Lawrence Rayappan. 11 April, T he ancient Hindu-Indian society in respect to women is seen from two different perspectives. One. Preface: The present volume contains about half of the papers submitted for the seminar on the Position and Status of Women in Ancient India organised under the auspices of the Department of Ancient Indian History, Culture and Archaeology, March 26thst, ; the remaining papers have been reserved for the second volume hopefully to be printed within the next two-three.

Role of Women in Ancient India Nar esh Rout They became worse off in the Gupta period. The Smritishastras abused them; Manu dictated a woman would be dependent on her father in childhood, on her husband in youth and on her son in old age.

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Woman’s place in Hindu Culture For centuries, the place of women in Hindu society has been a matter of discussion and often derision in the “western circles”.

Often the critics of Hinduism do not know the philosophical or historical place of women in our society and yet criticise us as if they are the only ones who know how a “civilised.

She published a book in outlining the plight of Indian women, titled The High-Caste Hindu Woman, pleading for the creation of educational institutions for Indian women. Increased awareness and education has inspired women to come out of the four walls of the home.

Many woman actively supported and participated in the nationalist movement and secured eminent positions and offices in administration and public life in free India. Traditionally Indian women exist because of the family and for the family. In the colonial era s, Hindu women were described by European scholars as being "naturally chaste" and "more virtuous" than other women.

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