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Virgal: Epitome Of Valor Of Unsung Heroes As Cherished By Women

Virgal: Epitome Of Valor Of Unsung Heroes As Cherished By Women

Cultural Contours of History and Archaeology (Festschrift In honour of Prof. P. Chenna Reddy), Volume V- Art, B R Publishing, New Delhi, ISBN: 9789350500699, 2014

Consistent warfare among various dynasties and local skirmishes paved way for chivalry in ancient Deccan. The heroes were fired with the ideal of serving their village and their lords, even at the cost of their lives.  Life was trivial to them when it was a question of personal prestige, the prestige of their village or of their master and above all the honour of the women in their village.  They preferred to die than face infamy. The society also duly honored the demised heroes who laid down their lives by erecting hero stone or virgal.

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Mother – The soul of Indian family structure: An Epigraphical substantiation

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.

 

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DYNAMIC ASPECTS OF RELIGION IN INDIA