Women of India

Last Updated: January 01, 2015

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The Women of India

The Women of India

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Muslim LadiesMuslim 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.
The 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 India
The Supreme Volunteer
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 portrait.
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.
Shashwati CollectionWomen's Museum
Pictures from the Shashwati Women's Museum Collection in Bangalore
The Fair SexThe 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".
Wonderbras of Another Era -- did the ancient Indian women wear brassieres? Were they stitched? Were they padded? The Sacrifice of Gandhari -- Married to a blind man, this lady from Mahabharat relinquished her own vision!
Wife of Five Husbands -- How a princess got to marry five best men of her time... Gandhiji and the Women of India -- Jyotsna Kamat analyzes impact of Gandhian thinking on the current status of Indian women.
Madam Bhikaji 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.
Amma's Column
Dr. Kamat, a woman scholar from India shares her wisdom and experience as a broadcaster and a student of Indian history and culture.
Status of Women in Medieval  Deccan
 Jyotsna Kamat studies historical artifacts to report on the status of women during the 10th-14th centuries in  southern India.

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