Category: Women

  • A poet and a philosopher
    • Two women in the Sri Vaishnava tradition
  • Famous Women within Hinduism
    • Hindu scripture, particularly of the earlier period, places great value on contributions of women. The much-reported abuses of women in India demonstrate a falling away from traditional practice. Many famous women serve as lasting role models, though with the influence of feminism such values are less popular with the younger generation or need reinterpretation to suit the current social context.
  • Hinduism and women
  • The Laws of Manu on Women
    • The Laws of Manu are one of the three major Dharma Sastras whose authorship in attributed to Manu, a Hindu Lawmaker (Neufeldt 144; Kumar 207). The text is also known as Manusmrti or Manavadharmasastra and is often referred to as simply Manu. The Laws of Manu are comprehensive set of codices that outline dharmic practices; many scholars refer to them as legal codices (Monius 334). This particular text is widely used by orthodox Hindus as instruct their day to day lives. This practice became even more wide spread after the British came into power in India as the Laws of Manu were implemented at a state level as a way of handling legal issues with the Hindu population (Mitra, 78).
  • Women in Hinduism
  • Women in Hinduism
    • This is the Wikipedia's article on Women in Hinduism.
  • Women's Dharma
    • Although women may be classified according to varna, they are also considered a section of society in their own right. They do not pass through the four stages available to men.
  • Women's Roles in Vedic Rituals