Women in Indian Mythology
by M. L. Ahuja
ISBN (Paperback): 8129118254, 9788129118257
Price (Paperback): 195.00 INR
Pages: xvi, 109
Year of Pub.: 2011
About Women in Indian Mythology:
Women in Hinduism have since time immemorial played a significant role -as Shakti assuming the power of creation, as the divine mother, as sages, as spiritual and religious leaders, as noble queens, as ideal wives, and as compassionate daughters. They have been the basis of inspiration to both men and women for centuries. The book profiles twelve such legendary women including Ambika, Devahuti, Draupadi, Parvati, Saraswati, Sati, Shakuntala and Sita. All these women belong to the early Vedic times and are still revered for their extraordinary powers and roles. They symbolize the virtues that Hinduism ordains its followers to pursue, establishing the fact that essence of the joy of life in pure, sacred and everwidening conjugal love. Women in India Mythology should be of interest to the students of philosophy, indology, Indian history, women studies, and all others who wish to know more about the role of women in general and during the Vedic period in particular.