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" In childhood a woman should be under her father's control, in youth under her husband's, and when her husband is dead, under her sons'. "
Devī: Goddesses of India - Page 172
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The Laws of Manu

Manu - Religion - 1991 - 362 pages
...young woman, or even an old woman should not do anything independently, even in (her own) house. [148] In childhood a woman should be under her father's...under her sons'. She should not have independence. [149] A woman should not try to separate herself from her father, her husband, or her sons, for her...
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Listen to the Heron's Words: Reimagining Gender and Kinship in North India

Gloria Goodwin Raheja, Ann Grodzins Gold - Social Science - 1994 - 234 pages
...a young woman, or even an old woman should not do anything independently, even in [her own] house. In childhood, a woman should be under her father's...under her sons'. She should not have independence" (V: 147-48, trans. Doniger 1991). Kathryn Hansen (1992: 171-2o7) analyzes a number of nautanki or sang...
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Splitting the Difference: Gender and Myth in Ancient Greece and India

Wendy Doniger - Religion - 1999 - 376 pages
...what Samjna had in mind when she paraphrased, and perhaps mocked, the famous verse in The Laws ofManu: "In childhood a woman should be under her father's...under her sons'. She should not have independence." 150 But Samjna speaks of danger rather than of control, and as for freedom, she is raped by the Sun...
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Splitting the Difference: Gender and Myth in Ancient Greece and India

Mircea Eliade Distinguished Service Professor of the History of Religions Wendy Doniger, Wendy Doniger, Wendy Doniger O'Flaherty - Religion - 1999 - 376 pages
...Samjna had in mind when she paraphrased, and perhaps mocked, the famous verse in The Laws of Manu: "In childhood a woman should be under her father's...husband is dead, under her sons'. She should not have independence."150 But Samjna speaks of danger rather than of control, and as for freedom, she is raped...
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Women in Asia: Restoring Women to History

Barbara N. Ramusack, Sharon Sievers, Sharon L. Sievers - History - 1999 - 266 pages
...establish the moral subordination of wives to husbands, and to socialize women in self-control. 1n childhood a woman should be under her father's control,...under her sons'. She should not have independence. (Chap. 5, verse 148, Doniger, p. 115) A virtuous wife should constantly serve her husband like a god,...
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The History of Human Rights: From Ancient Times to the Globalization Era

Micheline Ishay - Social Science - 2004 - 450 pages
...his wife.123 All in all, a woman was always dependent on and subservient to a man. Manu stated that "in childhood, a woman should be under her father's...husband is dead, under her sons'. She should not have independence."124 Women were also included in lists of property, along with deposits and pledges.125...
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Women's History in Global Perspective, Volume 2

Bonnie G. Smith - History - 2004 - 301 pages
...or classifications of Hindu society. Preserved in oral and later written formats, the code declared, "In childhood a woman should be under her father's...husband is dead under her sons. She should not have independence."3 Moreover married Hindu women had no rights to property except for the stridhan (usually,...
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Language, Texts, and Society: Explorations in Ancient Indian Culture and ...

Patrick Olivelle - Social Science - 2005 - 419 pages
...girl, a young woman, or even an old woman should not do anything independently, even in her own house. In childhood a woman should be under her father's...husband's, and when her husband is dead, under her son's. She should never be independent" (MDh 5. 147-48). Here are Buddhist and Jain nuns exercising...
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Manu's Code of Law

Manu, Patrick Olivelle, Suman Olivelle - Religion - 2005 - 1131 pages
...any task independently.* 148As a child, she must remain under her father's control; as a young woman, under her husband's; and when her husband is dead, under her sons'. She must never seek to live independently. 149She must never want to separate herself from her father,...
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The Human Rights Reader: Major Political Essays, Speeches, and Documents ...

Micheline Ishay - Political Science - 2007 - 559 pages
...Manu (c. 200 BCE). A woman's subjugation to a man, whom she "should serve as a god," was absolute. "In childhood a woman should be under her father's...when her husband is dead under her sons'." She should never have independence. One should note the Buddhist repudiation of the caste system, and its relatively...
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