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The Predicament of Women in Ancient India (Softcover)

by Prof. Dr. Klaus Bruhn

Prof. Dr. Klaus Bruhn, former head of department of Indian History Of Arts, Freie Universit├Ąt Berlin, Germany, well known for the development of an advanced method for classification of Jaina iconography, is author of this extraordinary book.

Table of Content

  • [01]
    • Introduction
  • [02]
    • The Deterioration of the Position of Women
  • [03]
    • Eight Forms of Marriage and Other Chains
  • [04]
    • The Son and the Beyond
  • [05]
    • Early Marriage of Girls
  • [06] Avoiding Lack of Sons
    • [00] Avoiding Lack of Sons
    • [01] Obtaining Sons through Magic
    • [02] Putrika As A Substitute For A Son
    • [03] Adoption
  • [07] Marriage
    • [01] Dowry and Bride-Price
    • [02] Marriage and Married Life
  • [08] Daily Life (of Wives and Women)
    • [01] Housework
    • [02] Wife and husband, wife and parents-in-law
    • [03] Wife and Ritual
    • [04] Menstruation, impurity of women in general
    • [05] Pardah
    • [06] Greatness of the son, greatness of the mother
    • [07] Perpetual tutelage
    • [08] The daughter
    • [09] Miscellany
  • [09] Specific Events in the Life of Women
    • [01] Widowhood and Niyoga
    • [02] Monogamy, Supersession, and Polygamy
    • [03] Adultery
    • [04] Sins of Men and Sins of Women
    • [05] Remarriage of Women
    • [06] The Widow's Right of Inheritance
    • [07] Feticide and Female Infanticide
  • [10] Varia
    • [11] Devadasis
    • [12] Prostitution in General
  • [11] The Woman in the Epics
    • [01] General
    • [02] Mahabharata: Story of Savitri
    • [03] Ramayana: Sita Twice Repudiated
  • [12] Widowhood and Suttee
    • [00] Widowhood and Suttee
    • [01] Suttee as recorded up to about 300 A.D.
    • [02] Suttee after 300 A.D.
    • [03] Widowhood after 100 B.C.
    • [04] Suttee, Mainly 18th and 19th Centuries
    • [05] Widowhood Past and Present
    • [06] Two Attitudes
    • [07] Debates on Suttee
    • [08] Theories on Suttee
  • [13] Woman in Hinduism (Varia)
    • [01] Introduction
    • [02] The Female in Hindu Iconography
    • [03] Hindu Mythology
    • [04] Tantrism and Shaktism
    • [05] Nuns and Saint Singers in Hinduism
  • [14]
    • Widow Burning in Bali
  • [15]
    • Glossary
  • [16]
    • General Bibliography
  • [17]
    • Specialized Bibliography

Publisher: HereNow4U, Berlin, Germany
Editor: here|now|4u, Christian Geerdes & Carla Geerdes
Edition: First Edition, 2008
ISBN: 978-3-00-026701-7
Pages: 164
Dimensions: 14.80 x 21.00 x 1.00 cm (W x H x D)
Weight: 211 g
Read online: http://www.herenow4u.net/index.php?id=65323