Varma's new-age adaptation of Vatsyayana's cult classic Kama Sutra makes precisely this point. Keeping in mind the celebrated sage's instruction that men and women are equal partners in the act of consummation, Varma takes us on a witty journey through what has sometimes been seen as a 'heavy'manual on sex, and at others as a volume of titillating visuals.
This adaptation is a serious tribute to the genius and vision of Vatsyayana, highlighting the 'modernity'of what he wrote two thousand years ago - that the fulfillment of women is at the heart of the experience of sex, and that the lines between sex and sensuality, and between social mores and individual desire are indeed fine and must be understood deeply(less)
At different times and in different places, human societies have tried to improve on nature, modifying and embellishing the female form in a thousand different ways. In this new study, people-watcher Desmond Morris turns his skill and attention to the female form and takes the reader on a guided tour 'from head to toe'.
Highlighting the evolutionary functions of biological features that all women share, Morris explores the enhancements and constraints that human societies have developed in the quest for control and perfection of the female form. Written from a zoologist's perspective and packed full of scientific fact, fascinating anecdote and thought-provoking conclusions, 'The Naked Woman' builds on Desmond Morris's unrivalled experience as an observer of the human animal(less)
Hayat's father is less enthusiastic. Ever wary of fundamentalism, he doesn't relish the idea of Mina's fervid devotion under his roof.
What no one expects is that when Mina shows Hayat the beauty of the Quran, it will utterly transform him.Mina's real magic may be that the Shah household becomes a happy one.
But when Mina catches the eye of a Jewish doctor and family friend, Hayat's jealousy is enflamed by the community's anti-Semitism - and he acts with catastrophic consequences for those he loves most(less)
Feminist movement -an introduction. 2.
Shulamith Firestone's The Dialectic of Sex- visiting radical feminism. 3.
Shulamith Firestone on "The Women's Right Movement". 4.
Betty Friedan-an Introduction. 5.
Women's Destiny in Betty Friedan's "Feminine Mystique". 6.
Elain Showalter on "The Poetics of Gender". 7.
Kate Millett on "The Theory of Sexual Politics". 8.
Rosemarie Tong's "The Feminist Thought". 9.
Sarah Grimake: "Letters on the Equality of Sexes". 10.
Andrea Dworkin: the feminist icon. 11.
Andrea Dworkin: 'The Feminist critic of Pornography'. 12.
Feminist history of United States. 13.
History of women's suffrage in the United States. 14.
Anti-pornography: as a feminist movement. 15.
African American literature. 16.
The radical feminists. "The present book on "The American Feminists" is a collection of nine research papers and essays written at different times for literary journals and anthologies.
Shulamith Firestone's "The Dialectic of Sex: A case for Feminist Revolution" became a major text in second-wave feminism(less)
In a sweeping narrative that follows Franklin's life from Boston to Philadelphia to London and Paris and back, Isaacson chronicles the adventures of the spunky runaway apprentice who became, during his 84-year life, America's best writer, inventor, media baron, scientist, diplomat, and business strategist, as well as one of its most practical and ingenious political leade He explores the wit behind Poor Richard's Almanac and the wisdom behind the Declaration of Independence, the new nation's alliance with France, the treaty that ended the Revolution, and the compromises that created a near-perfect Constitution. Above all, Isaacson shows how Franklin's unwavering faith in the wisdom of the common citizen and his instinctive(less)
Gandhi at Tolstoy farm "a center of spiritual purification and penance". 2.
Gandhi, Tolstoy, and the Tolstoyans. 3.
Truth and nonviolence: the Gandhian way in ethics. 4.
Gandhi and the black people of South Africa. 5.
Suffragettes and Satyagraha: Gandhi and the British Women's Suffrage Movement. 6.
Gandhi and the theosophists. 7.
The mythologization of Gandhi. 8.
Gandhi and the ethical societies. 9.
Mr. Gandhi's Baptist friends.
10. From petition to Swaraj: Gandhi in London, 1906-1909.
11. Gandhi, Thoreau and Adin Ballou.
12. The second life of Mrs.
Mayo. Appendices: 1.
A guide to Gandhi's London. 2.
Gandhi in South Africa: a critical look at the books about this era. 3.
James D. Hunt, published works.
"In this far-reaching series of essays, author James Hunt examines the complex set of influences which helped shape Mohandas K. Gandhi leading to the transformation of an anglophile Indian lawyer into the Mahatma of(less)
I: The Life and Travels of Atiya Fyzee-Rahamin. 1.
A Life dedicated to learning and the arts. 2.
Friendship and notoriety, Shibli and Iqbal. 3.
Empire, society, Diasporic communities. 4.
Narrating the everyday. Part.
II: A Time of Education. Appendices.
Born in Istanbul and raised in colonial Bombay, Atiya Fyzee (1877–1967), of the renowned Tyabji clan, was an extraordinary woman of her time. Traveller, writer, and reformer, she was a cultural icon not least on account of her friendships with two of South Asias prominent Muslim intellectuals, Maulana Shibli Numani and Muhammed Iqbal.
Her partnership with her husband, artist, and writer, Samuel Rahamin also earned the couple international acclaim in the fields of music, dance, visual arts, theatre and literature. Atiya’s Journeys is the first English translation of Atiya Fyzee’s travelogue-cum-diary, Zamana-i-tahsil, published in an Urdu journal in 1906–7.
A fascinating account of a Muslim woman’s experience of Edwardian(less)
Bharat Mata: woman or Goddess? 2. Woman resting on a charpoy: the semiotics of desire.
3. The home and the world: inner and outer spaces.
4. The ceremony of unmasking: the ambivalence of roles.
5. Hatyogini Shakti: the Goddess within.
Glossary. "A new iconography of the Indian woman seems to be emerging which challenges the traditional "images" and roles of women.
Dramatic changes in projecting the woman reflect changes in societal norms and taboos—in a country which has both defiled the woman and idolised her. These roles for the modern woman are subversive, mapping out bold new frontiers for her to explore.
The effects are persuasive in being projected through the media, the fourth estate in society and through the popular genre of Hindi cinema. Set against the feminist discourse, these images raise different questions about "seeing" the Indian woman.
Traced over the century, they suggest an extraordinary transformation in(less)
Fifteen Mantras for the Empowered Woman will precisely show you how. The lessons revealed in this book will arouse you.
The principles contained in the mantras will nurture you. The life stories of empowered women will inspire you(less)
The beginning. 3.
Early representation. 4.
Woman and tree. 5.
Mathura beauties. 7.
At her feet. 8.
Wine and woman. 9.
Shringara nayika. 13.
Beauty and intellect. 15.
Lover of jewellery. 16.
Woman terrible. Select bibliography.
List of illustrations. Index.
"This monograph, first of its kind, surveys the female sculptures created by Indian artists through centuries, from an ancient era of Indus Valley civilization to medieval times. Archaeological data is interpreted in the light of literary and cultural traditions of India.
This work is not only a book about art, it is also an important document that has captured the significance of woman in traditional Indian society and richness of her life as she enacts her part in the drama of social life. Thus in addition to depicting women and the beauty of their form, this book provides the readers(less)
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