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Women Education in Medieval India

Inhalt
Preface
General Introduction / D.P. Chattopadhyaya
Introduction / Shubhada Joshi
I. WOMEN IN ANCIENT INDIA
1. Women in the Vedic age gender problems - status and role / A.V. Sugavaneswaran
2. Persona of women in the Vedas / Shashiprabha Kumar
3. The Vedic woman / Shubhada Joshi
4. Identity and the status of women in the Upanisads / G.C. Nayak
5. Women's education in ancient India / Chandrakala Padia
6. Position of women in Buddhist and Jaina Agamas / Mukul Raj Mehta
7. Position of woman in Tantra (Saiva-Sakta tradition) / Kamalakar Mishra
8. Woman's status in the Tantras / Vidya Nivas Misra
9. Women in Smrtis: issues of inheritance / Sindhu S. Dange
10. Status of women in India as reflected through extended and continual influence of the tradition of Smrti treatises / Shanker Gopal Nene
11. Crime and punishment in the context of women as gleaned from the Dharmasutras and Arthasastra / Susmita Pande
12. Some women characters in the Ramayana / A.V. Subramanian
13. The Rama Saga: the eternal quest for the glory of Indian woman with reference to Valmikis Ramayana and Tulasi's Ramacaritamanas / Lakshmi Narayan Sharma
II. WOMEN IN MEDIEVAL INDIA
14. Women in medieval Indian Society / Irfan Habib
15. Women in Vajrayana Buddhism: myth and reality / Lata Chhatre
16. Unworthy pilgrims: Jaina women in medieval India / Meenal Katarnikar
17. Status of women in Sikhism / Nirbhai Singh
18. Women in Medieval Sanskrit literature / Sunanda Y. Shastri
19. Women philosophers in India (Ancient and Medieval Period) / G.C. Nayak
20. Great women sainsts of India / Prema Nandakumar
21. Status of women in medieval Karnataka / Manimalini V.K.
22. Manipuri women throughout the ages: a case study of the feminine response to the challenges of history in north-east India / Sayam Lokendrajit
23. Maharani Tarabai: a woman who empowered herself / Deepti Gangavane
24. "Agency, participation and the family: a study of two women of the Mughal Royal Family" / Radhika Seshan
25. Women in religion-women on religion: a historiography of gender and religion in Indian History / Vijaya Ramaswamy
26. Status of women in Buddhism: analysis and reflections / L.P. Singh
Index.

The plight of women in medieval India and at the starting of modern India can be summed up in the words of great poet Rabindranath Tagore:

The condition of women in medieval India

Inhalt
Preface
General Introduction / D.P. Chattopadhyaya
Introduction / Shubhada Joshi
I. WOMEN IN ANCIENT INDIA
1. Women in the Vedic age gender problems - status and role / A.V. Sugavaneswaran
2. Persona of women in the Vedas / Shashiprabha Kumar
3. The Vedic woman / Shubhada Joshi
4. Identity and the status of women in the Upanisads / G.C. Nayak
5. Women's education in ancient India / Chandrakala Padia
6. Position of women in Buddhist and Jaina Agamas / Mukul Raj Mehta
7. Position of woman in Tantra (Saiva-Sakta tradition) / Kamalakar Mishra
8. Woman's status in the Tantras / Vidya Nivas Misra
9. Women in Smrtis: issues of inheritance / Sindhu S. Dange
10. Status of women in India as reflected through extended and continual influence of the tradition of Smrti treatises / Shanker Gopal Nene
11. Crime and punishment in the context of women as gleaned from the Dharmasutras and Arthasastra / Susmita Pande
12. Some women characters in the Ramayana / A.V. Subramanian
13. The Rama Saga: the eternal quest for the glory of Indian woman with reference to Valmikis Ramayana and Tulasi's Ramacaritamanas / Lakshmi Narayan Sharma
II. WOMEN IN MEDIEVAL INDIA
14. Women in medieval Indian Society / Irfan Habib
15. Women in Vajrayana Buddhism: myth and reality / Lata Chhatre
16. Unworthy pilgrims: Jaina women in medieval India / Meenal Katarnikar
17. Status of women in Sikhism / Nirbhai Singh
18. Women in Medieval Sanskrit literature / Sunanda Y. Shastri
19. Women philosophers in India (Ancient and Medieval Period) / G.C. Nayak
20. Great women sainsts of India / Prema Nandakumar
21. Status of women in medieval Karnataka / Manimalini V.K.
22. Manipuri women throughout the ages: a case study of the feminine response to the challenges of history in north-east India / Sayam Lokendrajit
23. Maharani Tarabai: a woman who empowered herself / Deepti Gangavane
24. "Agency, participation and the family: a study of two women of the Mughal Royal Family" / Radhika Seshan
25. Women in religion-women on religion: a historiography of gender and religion in Indian History / Vijaya Ramaswamy
26. Status of women in Buddhism: analysis and reflections / L.P. Singh
Index.

women in medieval India

17 Dowry system and Kanyadaan had become a necessity by this time. The bride groom considered the whole process of marriage as a sale. Earlier even the father of the bride received money from the groom but that system stopped all together.50 Now the prestige of the father of the bride was determined by the amount of dowry given by him to the groom. In certain cases when Zamindars had to be paid rent and the poverty stricken farmers had no money to pay the Zamindaar they would give up their daughter to be married off to the Zamindaar or the Zamindaar’s son. The Maratha society however did not encourage the acceptance of dowries. The Peshwas exercised an effective control over the state of affairs in Maharashtra and they were opposed to forcible marriages, but informal marriages were occasionally permitted by them if the motives of the contracting parties were correct. Widow-remarriage was prevalent among the non-Brahmanas of Maharashtra, Jats of the Punjab and the Jumna Valley. In the places mentioned above polyandry was not known. 51For women belonging to the common fold, life was hard. There are many paintings depicting women working in building activities along with infants. Working women received wages that were lower than those given to men.52 The plight of women in medieval India and at the starting of modern India can be summed up in the words of great poet Rabindranath Tagore: "O Lord Why have you not given woman the right to conquer her destiny? Why does she have to wait head bowed, by the roadside, waiting with tired patience, hoping for a miracle in the morrow?"53

women in medieval India