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School of Studies in Ancient Indian History, Culture and Archaeology
Pt. Ravishankar Shukla University, Raipur.
Volume - 15,
Issue - 1,
Year - 2002
In the religious and cultural history of India, monasticism has played a long and distinguished role. Efforts for spiritual attainment have taken innumerable forms in the religious history of man, however one form seems peculiar to Indian civilization is sannyasa. This study mainly focuses on the spiritual dimension of sennyese and role of monasticism in the lives of Indian women.The object of this study is intended to review the importance of forth asrama, sannyasa in the lives of Indian women and to give stress upon the need of good education for women with aim at all round development of the human personality involving each of its diverse aspect: body, speech, intellect, heart and spirit. By a study of lives of great women in India the present study seeks a general way what was the position of Indian women in the past and in the nineteenth century in the light of Ramkrishna movement. The same object is intended to review the prominent role played by Indian women from literary sources such as Veda, Upanlshads, Epics Puranas, Snirtis and many other literary works.
Cite this article:
Diwan (2002). Monasticism In Indian Women. Journal of Ravishankar University (Part-A: Science), 15(1), pp.60-64.