Author: Shankar Trimbak Dharmadhikari
Publisher: Popular Prakashan
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8179910717
In an India of sexual exploitation and female abuse, Dada Dharmadhikari’s is a sane and urgent voice. It is neither, shrill like the feminists nor insidiously diabolic like the stereotyping of the TV serials that are vitiating the complex issue of man-woman relationships. He calls for cultural hygiene and a healthy social order.
Dada Dharmadhikari gives a liberal twist to the ancient Ardhanarishwar concept of the cosmic coexistence of the male and female principle. He uses all his formidable learning and experience to come to this holistic conclusion-the answer does not lie in permissiveness. Nor does it lie in the fundamentalists insistence on placing her on a pedestal. He gives us glimpse beyond gender games and stereotypes into a world of genuine equality. Only both men and women walking together, on a spiritual journey of mutual respect and fellowship, can hope to reach this paradise lost and liberate the human race.
The Foundation of Fellowship
The Question of Womanhood
Compatibility in Essence
The True Meaning of Beauty
Friendship with Reverence
The Role of Parents
Equality Between Woman and Man
The Blessedness of A woman’s Life
Appendix I: Questions and Answers
Appendix II: A Reply to the critics