Answers to most commonly asked questions about the women of India
|Muslim Ladies of Kurva
Kamat narrates an experience of photographing Muslim women of rural Karnataka. The story reveals many untold tales about Muslim women of India.
Temple Women -- Article and pictures on a tradition in India
that involves exploitation of women in the pretext of service to a deity.
||Tradition of Sati
(Suttee) in India: Ending life with the spouse was practiced in ancient & medieval
Biography of Umabai Kundapur (1892-1992), a great social worker,
freedom fighter and a reformer.
| Memorial to a Learned Lady
Savinirmadi of Kolar
district in Karnataka was a 10th century scholar. Jyostna Kamat on this rare stone
|Tradition of Female
Education -- Research paper on education of women in ancient
and medieval south India. Includes pictures and references
||Painted Prayers of India -- traditional art
practiced by the
women in India. Includes examples, design patterns and step-by-step examples
|The Holy Dot
-- Article and picture exhibition on the mysterious bindi (dot)
worn by Indian women
||Kamat Saree Exhibition -- History,
Mystery and Magic of the Indian Saree; includes numerous pictures.
Pictures from the Shashwati Women's Museum Collection in Bangalore
|The Indian Beauty
Portrait gallery of beautiful Indian women by K. L. Kamat. A cross section of Indian population is represented in this series titled "The Fair Sex".
of Another Era -- did the ancient Indian women wear brassieres?
Were they stitched? Were they padded?
Sacrifice of Gandhari -- Married to a blind man, this
lady from Mahabharat relinquished her own vision!
of Five Husbands -- How a princess got to marry five best
men of her time...
and the Women of India -- Jyotsna Kamat analyzes impact of Gandhian thinking on
the current status of Indian women.
Cama and the unfurling of the first Indian tricolor flag.
||Women Freedom Fighters
Sacrifices and contributions of women towards India's freedom struggle; includes portraits and biographies.
Dr. Kamat, a woman scholar from India shares her wisdom and
experience as a broadcaster and a student of Indian history and
Women in Medieval Deccan
Jyotsna Kamat studies historical artifacts
on the status of women during the 10th-14th centuries in southern India.