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The Legacy of Women's Uplift in India
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The Legacy of Women's Uplift in India
Contemporary Women Leaders in the Arya Samaj

First Edition
  • J E Llewellyn - Southwest Missouri State University, Springfield

July 1998 | 228 pages | SAGE Publications Pvt. Ltd
The Arya Samaj, a Hindu reformist and revivalist movement, was a major force in the efforts to raise the status of Indian women in the late ninteenth and early twentieth centuries. This book traces the changing nature of the Arya Samaj's programmes from the late nineteenth century to the present. The author shows how the Arya Samaj has consistently projected a self-sacrificing `maternalism' as the highest ideal for Indian women, and discusses the contradictory effects of this attitude in today's environment.

 
Introduction
 
Women's Uplift in Colonial India
 
Women's Issues in Independent India
The Agenda of the (Male) Leadership  
 
A Leading Preacher
Swami Miran Yati  
 
A Leading Educator
Dr Prajna Devi  
 
A Leading Activist
Shirmati Shakuntala Arya  
 
Conclusion
Strategic Readings  

`This is athought provoking study, drawing on original research and reflecting on the research process itself in a subtle and sophisiticated way.' - Religion

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ISBN: 9780761992523
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