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Role Model # 3 : Sita And The Idea Of Virtuosity

That Sita should be so widely held to be the embodiment of ideal Indian womanhood baffled me no end as a child. For the life of me I could not fathom what was so ennobling about ending up a destitute … Continue reading

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Role Model # 2–Savitri

One often finds Savitri mentioned in the same breath as Sati. Savitri apparently comes fairly close to Sati in terms of ideal-ness.  She did not quite come to the point of sacrificing her life for her husband as did Sati … Continue reading

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Sati, Savitri and Sita : Role-Models For The Ideal Indian Woman- Part 1

There is no dearth of role-models for the Indian woman in Hindu mythology– it is, after all,  replete with instances of women who sacrificed/’were willing to sacrifice their lives for the sake of their husbands. The names of Sati, Savitri … Continue reading

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