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Dharmasastra

Towards equality: Women neither as goddess nor as victim (as part of 'Towards equality: writing/reading gender in texts of Hinduism' workshop)

Full Name (inc. titles): 
Dr Sanjukta Gupta
Date: 
Friday, May 19, 2006 - 13:00
Location: 

This talk will introduce the theme of the worskshop and will address the problem of traditional representations of women as Goddess or Victim and will provide a historical overview of the problem. This will set the scene and provide the background for the discussion that follows.

First name (inc. titles): 
Dr Sanjukta

Texts of Hindu sacred law and the construction of women's lives (as part of 'Towards equality: writing/reading gender in texts of Hinduism' workshop)

Full Name (inc. titles): 
Professor Mandakranta Bose
Date: 
Friday, May 19, 2006 - 13:00
Location: 

In India the treatises of law founded upon the sacred books of the Hindus had a far-reaching and defining influence on social life. As foundational documents of the Hindu way of life which codified social relations as well as personal belief as religious imperatives, these texts have exerted the deepest influence on the lives and conduct of women through history and their teachings have not yet entirely lost their force.

First name (inc. titles): 
Professor Mandakranta

The concept of nivrtti as translated in the lives of women in Hinduism: A survey (as part of 'Towards equality: writing/reading gender in texts of Hinduism' workshop)

Full Name (inc. titles): 
Professor T.S. Rukmani
Date: 
Friday, May 19, 2006 - 13:00
Location: 

Nivrtti denotes disengagement with worldly conventions. Of course it is used more in the context of samnysins/samnyasinis in connection with the pursuit of moksa (liberation). But this paper intends to release the word nivrtti from this narrow application and look at it in a wider context. The paper will examine the instances in the texts which have representations of women who go against the conventional, mother/warrior image.

First name (inc. titles): 
Professor T.S.

A super-gift or a conduit: The place of a daughter in the Indian marriage exchange

Lecture Type: 
Graduate Seminar
Full Name (inc. titles): 
Pulane Lizzie Motswapong
Date: 
Monday, April 30, 2007 - 18:00
Location: 

The seminar will examine Hindu ideas of love and the idea of divine love ('love beyond'). The seminar will pay particular attention to the Narada Bhakti Sutras.Ancient Hindu lawgivers have always viewed spiritual merit as arising from the spirit of dana. Marriage dana especially kanyadana has been considered as such.

A father, by giving away his kanya was assured of spiritual merit. In ancient India the kanya was designated as the super-gift and all the other gifts which accompanied her were secondary.
First name (inc. titles): 
Pulane Lizzie

The Temple in Sanskrit Legal Literature

Lecture Type: 
Shivdasani Conference 2007
Full Name (inc. titles): 
Professor Patrick Olivelle
Date: 
Sunday, October 21, 2007 - 09:30
Location: 

Session 12 of the 2007 Shivdasani Conference.

This paper will examine the relationship between temples and the ideologies and practices underlying the mainstream of the Brahmanical tradition and the ascetical institutions of ancient India. The "Hindu" temple is a relatively new institution rising in the early centuries of the common era. Brahmanical ritual both in its public and domestic expressions had existed without temples for over a millennium.
First name (inc. titles): 
Professor Patrick

Forming a Canon: The Literary and Political History of Dharmasastra

Lecture Type: 
Majewski Lecture
Full Name (inc. titles): 
Professor Patrick Olivelle
Date: 
Monday, May 25, 2009 - 17:00
Location: 
Oriental Institute Lecture room 1

This lecture will deal with the early history of the Hindu legal tradition and the formation of its canon of texts within the political contexts in which they were produced.

First name (inc. titles): 
Professor Patrick