Hindu Widows: A Study in Deprivation

By: Godavari D. Patil

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In India widowhood represents the last and lowest Stage in life for Hindu Women, while in other major Religions it is not considered as a serious problem. In our Country widow remarriage is not encouraged, though it is legalized. Widowhood represents a cut-off from former role and Relationship and commencing of a new set of relationships. It is considered a Punishment for the Crime committed by a widow in her previous birth. In a social setting, Widows are physically, Socially, economically and psychologically Handicapped to fulfil their bio-social needs. Widowed Women even have no right to participate in any socio-religious function and her presence is considered as inauspicious. Widowhood also brings about a variety of social problems at the local Level being related to Adult and Child dependency, poverty, unemployment, illness and Family disorganization and women's insecure status. The Study is taken up with an aim of evaluation the problem faced by the widows.Printed Pages: 318.

Title: Hindu Widows: A Study in Deprivation

Author Name: Godavari D. Patil

Categories: Feminism and Feminist Theory, India,

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Gyan Books Pvt. Ltd.: 2000

ISBN: 8121206472

ISBN 13: 9788121206471

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

Jacket Condition: New

Seller ID: 105944

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