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William Buck
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Defining Social Roles for Men and Women in India through Traditional Hindu Texts

Summary: The main traditional texts that support the traditional roles of men and women are the Rg Veda, the Kalpa Sutras, the epics (the Ramayana and Mahabharata), Tryambaka, and Manu Smrti. They are believed to lay the foundations for order in society, as well as giving people the knowledge of their duty. These separate texts have defined roles within castes and genders and show how their different styles of writings have defined roles in different ways.
`Discuss ways in which traditional Hindu texts and practices have defined social roles for men and women.'

Throughout this essay, I will discuss the social roles of men and women in the home, within rituals and within creation. I will look at the roles of a husband and wife, as well as Goddesses and Kings. The main traditional texts that support these roles are the Rg Veda, the Kalpa Sutras, the epics (the Ramayana and Mahabharata), Tryambaka, and Manu Smrti. They are believed to lay the foundations for order in society, as well as giving people the knowledge of their duty. I will show how these separate texts have defined roles within castes and genders and show how their different styles of writings have defined roles in different ways.

A person's role in society depends largely on their caste/class. Firstly, I think it is important to...

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