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Title Women and work in precolonial India : a reader / edited by Vijaya Ramaswamy
Published Thousand Oaks, California : SAGE, 2016
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Contents Cover page; Half title page; Title page; Copyright page; Dedication; Marketing page; Contents; Foreword; Preface; Acknowledgements; Introduction; Section I: Women and the Household: Canonical Prescriptions and Their Feminist Critique; Chapter 1: The Daily Duties of Women; Chapter 2: Position and Status of Women in the Upaniṣads; Chapter 3: Woman in the Household; Chapter 4: Economic Rights of Ancient Indian Women; Chapter 5: Dynamics of Women's Work in the Śāstric Sources: Household and Beyond
Chapter 13: The Legal Status of Women: Their Right of InheritanceChapter 14: Property Rights of Women in Ancient India; Chapter 15: Turmeric Land: Women's Property Rights in Tamil Society since Early Medieval Times; Chapter 16: Property Rights of Women in Medieval Andhra; Section IV: Contextualising Women's Work in the Public Domain; Chapter 17: State of the Field: Perspectives on Women and Work in Early South India; Chapter 18: Women's Profession in Medieval Andhra; Chapter 19: Temple Women and Work in Medieval Kēraḷam
Chapter 20: Gender, Caste and Labour: Ideological and Material Structure of WidowhoodChapter 21: Work and Gender in Mughal India; Section V: Devaradiya: Hand-maidens of God or Sex-workers?; Chapter 22: Courtesans; Chapter 23: Temple Women as Temple Servants; Chapter 24 In the Business of Kama: Prostitution in the Classical Sanskrit Literature from the Seventh to the Thirteenth Centuries; Prostitution in Ancient India; About the Editor and Contributors
Chapter 6: Tracking Economic Transitions: Tamil Women from Tribe to Caste and Changing Production RolesChapter 7: The Question of Women's 'Agency': Women, Work and Domesticity in Early Textual Traditions; Section II: Women and Work in Early Textual Traditions; Chapter 8: The Woman Worker; Chapter 9: Of Dasas and Karmakaras: Servile Labour in Ancient India; Chapter 10: Women and Work in Kautilīya's Arthaśāstra; Section III: Women and Economic Resources: Women's Property Rights; Chapter 11: Proprietary Rights during Coverture; Chapter 12: Proprietary Rights: Inheritance and Partition
Summary A compilation of ancient Indian texts with feminist perspectives on women's work
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
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Subject Occupations -- India -- History.
Women -- India -- Economic conditions.
Women -- India -- History.
Women -- India -- Social conditions.
India -- History.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Vijaya Ramaswamy, editor
ISBN 9351507424 (electronic bk.)
9789351507420 (electronic bk.)