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Shakti- Women In Hinduism

Guest Post by R Chandrakala

 

In this highly opinionated age, courtesy social media and otherwise, issues tend to get blown out of proportion. With too many mouths to speak and minimal ears to listen to, things get further misconstrued without reaching any consensus.

In the context of feminism, there has been this pressing need to justify women rights and their identity repeatedly in the current times. In the name of culture, tradition and eventually religion, which is half-baked and not completely understood, women are restricted from exercising their choice and discovering their true potential.

This makes me wonder, as to whether during ancient times was there this gap at all? Was Feminism even a concept back in Ancient India? What was the relevance of the Feminine in the concept of Hinduism, more than 4000 years old? Continue Reading