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Author: Arvind Sharma
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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.
Women and Hinduism
Katherine K Young
Women and Buddhism in India
Nancy J Barnes
Women and Jainism in India
Women in Sikhism
Zarathushti, Zoroastraina, Parsi:
Women in Zarathushti Din, Zoroastrianism
Ketayun H Gould
Muslim Women in India
The Status of Christian Women in Kerala
Feminine Presence: The Case of Santhal Tribe
Women within the Baha'I Community
Susan S Maneck