The Perfect Wife: Armapaddhati (Penguin Classics)

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This is a study, which combines translation and commentary, of an 18th-century Sanskrit treatise on how women ought to behave. Written by an orthodox Hindu pandit at the court of Tanjore, the views summarize the norms held by the complex, highly intellectual socio-religious tradition of Hinduism. The special importance of Tryambakayajvan's treatise is that it is the only extant work in Sanskrit on the subject of women's place and role in society. Apart from presenting the views of orthodox Brahmanism, it has interest of a socio-historical nature. While it describes the ideal, its very insistence on orthodoxy reveals the threat of encroachment from many quarters: from domination by Islam, from Christian missionaries, popular folk Hinduism, and also from devotional religion, which taught the heresy that women as well as low-caste men could reach heaven directly, without even attending to their traditional duties towards Brahmin males.

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Tryambakayajvan is almost certainly the famous Tryambakarayamakhin (AD 1665-1750), minister to two of the Maratha kings of Thanjavur (Sahaji and Serfoki).

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Book Description Penguin Books India, 1995. Softcover. Book Condition: New. First edition. 13 x 20 cm. Tryambakayajvan is almost certainly the famous Tryambakarayamakhin (AD 1665-1750), minister to two of the Maratha kings of Thanjavur (Sahaji and Serfoji). Famous in his own right as a scholar of religious law, he is described in a contemporary text as a learned minister, the performer of Vedic sacrifices, and a patron of scholars. In the Stridharmapaddhati, Tryambaka summarizes for his eighteenth-century audience a tradition that was then already over a thousand years old. The treatise advocates conformity and Tryambaka is interested in women not as individuals but as parts that fit into and strengthen the whole. That whole, for him, is dharma. The work is, in itself, an admission of the power of non-conformist women to wreck the entire edifice of Hindu society. For, when women are `corrupted`, all is lost. Printed Pages: 389. Bookseller Inventory # 104146

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Book Description Penguin, New Delhi, India, 1995. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Third Printing. Tryambakayajvan is almost certainly the famous Tryambakarayamakhin (AD 1665-1750), minister to two of the Maratha kings of Thanjavur (Sahaji and Serfoji). Famous in his own right as a scholar of religious law, he is described in a contemporary text as a learned minister, the performer of Vedic sacrifices, and a patron of scholars. In the Stridharmapaddhati, Tryambaka summarizes for his eighteenth-century audience a tradition that was then already over a thousand years old. The treatise advocates conformity and Tryambaka is interested in women not as individuals but as parts that fit into and strengthen the whole. That whole, for him, is dharma. The work is, in itself, an admission of the power of non-conformist women to wreck the entire edifice of Hindu society. For, when women are 'corrupted', all is lost. Translated from the Sanskrit by I. Julia Leslie Printed Pages: 375. Size: 13 Cms x 20 Cms. Bookseller Inventory # 026929

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