Niyoga: Alternative Mechanism to Lineage Perpetuation in Early India

By: Smita Sahgal

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The book attempts to explore the institution of niyoga in early India, examining its genesis and trajectory through the temporal and spatial canvas, for though the focus remains on the early period, the fluctuations are best studied over a larger span of time. The early texts refer to niyoga as apaddhamma, a practice to be resorted to only in times of exigency. Niyoga allowed a married woman to cohabit with a designated male if her husband was infertile or had died without leaving an heir. Niyoga, therefore, emerged as an alternative to lineage perpetuation with due normative sanction. Printed Pages: 260.

Title: Niyoga: Alternative Mechanism to Lineage Perpetuation in Early India

Author Name: Smita Sahgal

Categories: India, History,

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Motilal Banarsidass Publishers Pvt. Ltd.: 2017

ISBN: 9789384082857

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

Jacket Condition: New

Seller ID: 116740

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