The Problem of Identity: Women in Early Indian Inscriptions
Kirit K. Shah has examined hundreds of inscriptions belonging to three centuries before and after Christ to highlight the voices of ancient Indian women. Now, in this work, Shah uses important inscriptional evidence to make a significant contribution to the study of women in early India. It will appeal both to scholars and to students of the history of India, and women's studies in particular.
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Women with Familial Attributes of Identity
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androcentric antevdsini Arhat asocial world associates attribute of identity belongs benefaction Bharhut bhdryd bhiksuni Brahmanical Buddhamitra Buddhist Buhler Carhtamula Carhtisiri central India chronology cited constituted her identity contemporary contents corpus daughter daughter-in-law daughterly status Deccan dedication Dharmaraksita donatrix donors epigraphic epigraphists epithet establish her identity eulogy fact familial attributes familial framework familial status father female identity feminine form gahapati GautamI Balasri gotra honorofic husband Ibid identity in terms Iksvaku Indian inscriptions indicating Jaina Jaina inscriptions Kanheri Cave Kharavela king lay-worshipper Mahddevi Mahdrdja Mahdtalavari Mathura mention meritorious gift metronymic Mirashi monastic monks mother motherly status Nagarjunikonda Nahapana Nasik norm nuns offered pajdvati paternal gotra patriarchal patriarchy phraseology Pillar Inscription proper name regard relation religious respect royal scribe Sanchi Sanchi inscriptions Sanskrit Satavahana self-perception Sircar Siri sister society status with reference tradition translation Ujjain updsikd Vedic whereas wifely status wives woman women figuring