Women in Dharmasastras

A Phenomenological and Critical Analysis

By Chandrakala Padia

Dharmasastras are ancient texts which record the varied practices and customs that are an integral part of India's intellectual tradition. This book provides a candid analysis of women's positions in the social philosophy of Dharmasastras. It challenges the authoritative status of the Western philosophical interpretation and the imperfect understanding of the Orient, and it historically examines women's roles in Dharmasastras in the context of the times.

245 pages

Publication Date: 4/1/2009
Format: Cloth
ISBN: 9788131602416

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