Humans, animals and plants

Luis Gonzalez-Reimann reimann at UCLINK.BERKELEY.EDU
Fri Apr 3 17:17:03 EST 1998


At 04:19 PM 4/3/98 -0500, Alok Kumar wrote:
>I am interested in knowing ancient views (Vedic and Upanishads period) on

>1.       Status of women with respect to men in family and society.  In
>Hindu religion, goddesses are worshiped, indicating an influential status
>for females.  Were they also equal in status for their roles in family and
>society.

You should take a look at Stephanie W. Jamison's book "Sacrificed Wife,
Sacrificer's Wife."  New York: Oxford University press, 1996.

Read the introduction.

Best,

Luis Gonzalez-Reimann
University of California, Berkeley



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