Prof. Dr. Klaus Bruhn, former head of department of Indian History Of Arts, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany, well known for the development of an advanced method for classification of Jaina iconography, is author of this extraordinary book.
Table of Content
 The Deterioration of the Position of Women
 Eight Forms of Marriage and Other Chains
 The Son and the Beyond
 Early Marriage of Girls
 Avoiding Lack of Sons
[06.00] Avoiding Lack of Sons
[06.01] Obtaining Sons through Magic
[06.02] Putrika As A Substitute For A Son
[07.01] Dowry and Bride-Price
[07.02] Marriage and Married Life
 Daily Life (of Wives and Women)
[08.02] Wife and husband, wife and parents-in-law
[08.03] Wife and Ritual
[08.04] Menstruation, impurity of women in general
[08.06] Greatness of the son, greatness of the mother
[08.07] Perpetual tutelage
[08.08] The daughter
 Specific Events in the Life of Women
[09.01] Widowhood and Niyoga
[09.02] Monogamy, Supersession, and Polygamy
[09.04] Sins of Men and Sins of Women
[09.05] Remarriage of Women
[09.06] The Widow's Right of Inheritance
[09.07] Feticide and Female Infanticide
[10.12] Prostitution in General
 The Woman in the Epics
[11.02] Mahabharata: Story of Savitri
[11.03] Ramayana: Sita Twice Repudiated
 Widowhood and Suttee
[12.00] Widowhood and Suttee
[12.01] Suttee as recorded up to about 300 A.D.
[12.02] Suttee after 300 A.D.
[12.03] Widowhood after 100 B.C.
[12.04] Suttee, Mainly 18th and 19th Centuries
[12.05] Widowhood Past and Present
[12.06] Two Attitudes
[12.07] Debates on Suttee
[12.08] Theories on Suttee
 Woman in Hinduism (Varia)
[13.02] The Female in Hindu Iconography
[13.03] Hindu Mythology
[13.04] Tantrism and Shaktism
[13.05] Nuns and Saint Singers in Hinduism
 Widow Burning in Bali
 General Bibliography
 Specialized Bibliography
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About the Author
Ph.D.: Hamburg 1954 (Thesis: Silankas Cauppannamahapurisacariya [a Jaina text in Prakrit]; Publication: Hamburg 1954).
Sojourn in India, incl. 1954-57 (collecting materials for a monograph on the Jaina art of Deogarh).
Habilitation: Hamburg 1964 (Thesis: The Jina-Images of Deogarh; Publication: E. J. Brill, Leiden 1969).
Academic teachers: WALTHER SCHUBRING and LUDWIG ALSDORF.
Professorship for Indology at the Free University of Berlin, 1966.
Retired since 1991.
Teaching and Research Subjects: Indian Philology and Indian Art History (with the specialization on Jaina art).
Numerous publications regarding Jaina literature and art (1970 ff.).
Prakrit Jñanabharati International Award 2006