The Evolution of Ideals of Womenhood in Indian Society

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1. Essentials of Indian Culture 2. Man and Woman in the Social Development Cycle. 3. Relationship Between Man and Woman: Principles of Reproduction Relationship Between Man and Woman. 4. The Position of Women in Society The Daughter not an object of Neglect. 5. Motherhood, Child Rearing, Samskaras and Lifelong Guidance of the Mother State of Development, The Mother, a Lifelong Guide. 6. The Basis of Social Evolution: Varna, Ashrama and Education 7. Marriage: Types of, its Final, Age and Characteristics of the Bride and the Groom 8. Ideals of Marriage: Monogamy and Pativratya (Faithfulness to the Husband) 9. Polyandry, Polygamy, Anuloma and Pratiloma vivahas 10. Widow Remarriage and Niyoga 11. The Custom of Sati 12. The Role of the Woman in the Family, Social and Economic Provisions, Stree Dhana and Succession 13. The Woman in Hindu Polity 14. Woman in Indian Art 15. Spiritual Attainment of Women 16. Impediments to Social Development: Dowry and Purdah Systems Dowry (Yautuka) The Purdah System. 17. The Practical Aspect of Freedom of Women in Society 18. The Women in the Modern Age 19. Comparative Position of Women in World Civilizations Other Ancient Civilizations Greece Egypt Rome Semitics Primitive Semitics Babylon, Assyria and Sumer Abyssinia Persia China Japan Korea World Religions Christianity Islam Judaism Ancient Tribes and Races Celtic Tribes Slavic Tribes Teutonic Races India. Bibliography Index
 

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Contents

List of Illustrations
11
Abbreviations
19
Introductory By The Author of the Hindi Book
31
Man and Woman in the Social Development
47
The Position of Women in Society
57
Motherhood Child Rearing Samskaras
69
Varna Ashrama
87
Types of its Final Age
105
Widow Remarriage and Niyoga
137
The Custom of Sati
143
The Woman in Hindu Polity
159
Spiritual Attainment of Women
171
The Practical Aspect of Freedom of Women
187
The Women in the Modern Age
193
Comparative Position of Women in World
203
Bibliography
225

Monogamy
117
Polyandry Polygamy Anuloina and Pratiloma
131

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