Women in Indian Religions

Women in Indian Religions

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Author: Arvind Sharma
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Year: 2002
Language: English
Pages: 270
ISBN/UPC (if available): 0195646347


The essays in this book discuss status of women across various Indian religions, keeping in sharp focus the various religious practices that concern them. Nine distinguished women scholars address issues pertaining to the position of women in Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, Sikhism, Christianity, Islam, Zoroastrianism, Baha'i, and tribal religions. Some of these issues include female foeticide, ordination, salvation, divinity, and acceptance of children of mixed parentage.

The essays - threaded together by an underlying need to dismantle gender stereotypes within a religious framework - also discuss marriage reform laws, exclusion of females from important memberships, and the politics of conversion.

This book will appeal to a wide cross-section of academics interested in aspects of religion, gender and society, as well as to the general reader.


Arvind Sharma

Women and Hinduism
Katherine K Young

Women and Buddhism in India
Nancy J Barnes

Women and Jainism in India
Nalini Balbir

Women in Sikhism
Rajkumari Shankar

Zarathushti, Zoroastraina, Parsi:
Women in Zarathushti Din, Zoroastrianism
Ketayun H Gould

Muslim Women in India
Sheila McDonough

The Status of Christian Women in Kerala
Susan Visvanathan

Feminine Presence: The Case of Santhal Tribe
Manful Khanna

Women within the Baha'I Community
Susan S Maneck