The Stree Bodhe and the Social Progress in India; A Jubilee Memorial, Together with an Account of the Jubilee Celebrations and Lectures

The Stree Bodhe and the Social Progress in India; A Jubilee Memorial, Together with an Account of the Jubilee Celebrations and Lectures

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1908 edition. Excerpt: ...through which of all these avenues, can one hope most rapidly and effectively to reach the heart of the matter? 184 The " Sbree Bo&he " dk Social Progress Jubilee Celebration. I may say that I do not care much for the scientific, particularly the anthropological, side of the question Marriage, for instance, has a literature to itself; and if we regard mirriage as a social institution, or if we want to look at it as a religious sacrament, or specially with reference to its legal incidents, that literature has a very definite value. But it will not help us much if we wish to probe the spiritual and psychological depths of sex relationship." "It is interesting to look back upon the way we have come--we, the men and women, together, the advanced guard of civilization. But if the subject o this enquiry were Man's proper place in society, and, by implication, his future mission, I do not know that there would be much use or profit to be had out of laboriously describing how man conducts himself in the Bush of Australia, the Brazilian forests or Equatorial Africa. Broadly speaking, the results of antnropological research are monotonously alike. Everywhere we find what indeed we should expect to find, that while mm is emerging from the absolutely lowest to relatively higher but still extremely low states, a process in which physical superiority counts for everything, or almost everything, woman's position is always the position of inferiority. She comes between man, the lord, and the animals he subjugates. Roughly, she is always a possession, never a personality. This chattel view of worn in persists into whit miy be called a relatively very high and complex form of society. Indeed it may be doubted whether, except in name, it is...show more

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  • Paperback | 42 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236532740
  • 9781236532749