Speaking Our Gendered Selves: Hinduism and the Indian Woman

  • Kalyani Shabadi


This chapter explores the construction of the Hindu Indian woman and how language formalizes and ritualizes a particular way to be. It approaches the questions of how a gendered self is linguistically shaped by religious traditions and shows how the ascription of positive and negative values in religion leads to gender discrimination and asymmetry.


Gender Identity Religious Tradition Gender Bias Indian Society Indian Woman 
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