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

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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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761992523
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 9/22/1998
  • Pages: 228

Meet the Author

J L Llewellyn is at Southwest Missouri State University, Springfield.
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Table of Contents

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
Strategic Readings
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