Mother – The soul of Indian family structure: An Epigraphical substantiation
Dynamic Aspects of Religion in India, ed. Anjali Chauhan, Bloomsbury, New Delhi, ISBN:9789384898526, 2015
India is an ancient land with a living and unbroken traditions of diverse religions, cultures and faiths. Family has always been a very potent unit in India and women as ‘mothers’ have shouldered the role of not only family makers but also contributed variously towards making the society richer in true sense. Living within the realm of the family constraints women as mothers in ancient India have left their mark in all walks of socio, economic religious and political life, a fact that was seldom brought to light. This paper will analyse the divers responsibilities assumed and contributions made by ‘mothers’ as gleaned through inscriptions.