An Approach to Women in Vedic Culture: the Social Arguments of Arjuna in the Bhagavad Gita, Chapter 1 and its Relationship with the Manu Samhita

Javier Gradin


The article addresses the weighty issue of sexism in the Vedic culture. It uses both the Bhagavad Gita and the Manu Samhita as the basis for the exegesis of Arjuna on the social arguments and the definition of qualities for women and men in view of the pivotal role of the family to transcendence and the individual’s spiritual, moral and ethical obligations.


Sri Krishna; Arjuna; Bhagavad Gita; Manu Samhita; Codes of Yajnavalkya; Vairagya Martanda

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