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Eminent Women in the Mahabharata (In 2 Volumes)

Vanamala Bhawalkar (Author)
Synopsis These two volumes of the book "Eminent Women in the Mahabharata" by Dr. Mrs. Vanamala Bhawalkar are the continuation of her previous work "Women in the Mahabharata" presenting a complete picture of woman as depicted in the Mahabharata, dealing with her status, education, family life as daughter, wife and mother, social and political life, field of her activities and achievements, moral code, house, dress, ornaments, food etc., and also the life of woman of lower class. The present two volumes offer a complete study of eighteen eminent women as depicted in the Mahabharata. The noble and dignified personality of Draupadi, Kunti’s virtues, patience and suffering, Gandhari’s wisdom and adherence to moral code, Damayanti’s superb qualities, and virtues of other characters like Subhadra, Satyavati, Devayani, Sarmistha. Sukanya etc. will remain as a source of inspiration to generations to come.
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About the author

Vanamala Bhawalkar

Daughter of Justice N.S. Lokur of Bombay High Court and born in 1914 at Belgaum (Karnataka). Dr. Vanamala Bhawalkar graduated from the University of Bombay with Honours in Sanskrit. She passed M.A. in Ancient Indian History and Culture securing two gold medals from Calcutta University and M.A. in Sanskrit with first class from Nagpur University. She is married to Prof. D.R. Bhawalkar, an eminent Scientist of International reputation. She secured Ph.D. in Sanskrit and retired as Reader Sanskrit Department, University of Saugor. She has made important contribution to Indological studies through her books-Mahabharata main Nari and Woman in Mahabharata as well as her remarkable study of Eighteen Eminent Women in the Mahabharata. Mrs Bhawalkar has won a number of literacy awards. Her play sansaracha saripath as the best Marathi drama after independence was honoured with first prize in 1954. Her two Sangitikas in Sanskrit Ramvangamanam and Parvatipermashvaraiam in various metres and set to classical music, have been staged in her direction at Sagar, Bhopal, Ujjain and Indore. Udhar Ka Pati a popular Hindi play by her has been telecast, pad-thund: a one act play in Sanskrit, broadcast by Air, Panchmahakavayashu chandra: a monography (have been awarded). Two bellets-Sitaharanm and Shakuntala besides a number of poems and research articles, a Children Drama Anndevata and Shri Sataysaisadacharsahita, Shri Satyasairamraksha and Shri Satyasaistotramala are her other publications. Dr. Vanamala Bhawalkar has been honoured with the prestigious Tirumalamba Award by Shaswati Trust of Bangalore as the best living woman author in Sanskrit.

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Title Eminent Women in the Mahabharata (In 2 Volumes)
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2002
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8185616809
length xiii+272p., xiii+273-580p., References; Index; 23cm.