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The Missing Indic Women of India

The land of the Sri Suktam, a land which visualizes Prithvi as a woman and the country, too, unified as the body of Goddess Sati, which has always given women their due is slandered, maligned & denigrated with the twin weapons of falsehood and ignorance.

ಮಹಾಭಾರತದಲ್ಲಿ ಸಾವಿತ್ರಿ-ಯಮರ ಸಂಭಾಷಣೆ

ಮಹಾರಾಣಿಯಾಗಿ ಅರಮನೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ಐಷಾರಾಮದಿಂದ ಇರಬಹುದಾಗಿದ್ದ ಸಾವಿತ್ರಿ ಗುಣವಂತನ ಸತ್ಯವಂತನ ಕೈಹಿಡಿದಳು. ಸಂತೋಷದಿಂದ ತಪೋವನದಲ್ಲಿ ಜೀವಿಸಿದಳು. ನಚಿಕೇತನ ಹಾಗೆ ಯಮನೊಡನೆ ಚರ್ಚಿಸಿ ತನ್ನ ಧೀ-ಶಕ್ತಿಯಿಂದ ಬದುಕಿನ ಅತ್ಯಂತ ದುಷ್ಕರ ಪರೀಕ್ಷೆಯನ್ನು ಸಮರ್ಪಕವಾಗಿ ಎದುರಿಸಿದಳು. ಜಗತ್ತಿಗೆ ಸ್ತ್ರೀ-ಶಕ್ತಿಯನ್ನು ಸಜ್ಜನರ ಮಹಿಮೆಯನ್ನು ಸಹ ಪರಿಚಯ ಮಾಡಿಕೊಟ್ಟ ಸಾವಿತ್ರಿಗೆ ನಮೋ ನಮಃ.

मनु स्मृति- महिला और स्वतंत्रता (भाग-I)

“पिता रक्षति कौमारे भर्ता रक्षति यौवने। रक्षन्ति स्थाविरे पुत्राः न स्त्री स्वातन्त्र्यमर्हति ।।” आज लगभग सभी लोग मनु स्मृति के इस श्लोक को इसके स्थापित किए गए गलत अर्थ के लिए जानते है। इस श्लोक को अक्सर हिन्दू धर्म में “महिलाओं की स्वतंत्रता” को नकारने और उन्हें सीमित करने के अंतिम प्रमाण के रूप में प्रचारित किया जाता है।


Ahilya Bai Holkar: The Feisty Queen of Maheshwar

An extraordinary picture: a female without vanity, a bigot without intolerance; a mind imbued with the deepest superstition, yet receiving  no impressions except what promoted the happiness of those under its influence; a being exercising, in the most active and able manner, despotic power, not merely with sincere humility, but under severest moral restraint that a strict conscience could impose on human action; and all this combined with the greatest indulgence for the weakness and faults of others. Such, at least is the account which the natives of Malwa give of Ahilyabai; with them her name is sainted, and she is styled an Avatar, or incarnation of the divinity.

Women In The Itihasas And Puranas

Our epics and Puranas, far from being relics of the past, continue to have significance even today– in our names, art, music, literature, theatre, folklores and ballads. And the contemporary…