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Indian Womanhood
by Jyotsna Kamat

Womanhood in India

English Translation of "Mahile, Ondu Adhyayana" 
(Studies in Womanhood), in Kannada
Illustrated by K.L.Kamat
ISBN: 81-7302-383-2

Publisher:  Navakarnataka Publications Private Limited
Embassy Center, Crescent Road, Bangalore - 560 001

Year of Publication:1999 


This is the English translation of Jyotsna Kamat's popular research book on Indian women. It is no secret that women were denied their fair share in society and were exploited in India, like everywhere else. Interestingly though, the women in Hindu society were given a very respectable role and status amidst this exploitation, and Dr. Kamat sheds light on some of the rare topics on Indian womanhood.

The thought provoking essays rely heavily on author's decades of research on Hindu codes of conduct, medieval literature of India, sculptures, and Hindu customs in vogue today. There are topics on Lajja Gowri,  Mitakshara, the Sati system, and "Yuganta" of Iravati Karve.

The author served as a high ranking official in All India Radio and has been an active researched in Indian history. She has published over hundred research papers. 

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Cover Page of "Mahile, Ondu Adhyayana" by Jyotsna Kamat

Table of Contents

  • Dedication
  • Background and Author's Note
  • The Mystique of Lajja Gouri: Symbol of Procreation and Fertility
  • Ancient Education System for Women in India
  • Depiction of Woman in Mitakshara
  • Mahasati  Practice -Remnants of the Sati System
  • Iravati Karve and "Yuganta"
  • List of Illustrations
  • References

See Also:

  • Women of India -- Frequently asked questions and articles on the roles and status of women in India. Includes biographies, topics on Sati, widows, history and artifacts.


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