Document one shows that a woman in India should be taken care of by the men in her life; her father cares for her as a child, her husband while she is a wife, and her sons as an elder. Even though women are to be honored and taken care of, they are still involved in a patriarchal society and do not have much independence. For the men, this is very important in dharma, as it is essential to take care of your wife if you wish to become closer to unity with the divine essence. Even so, compared to a woman 's place in China, Indian women are better appreciated and relied on for emotional support and to look after the household. Of course, this document is from a man 's point of view, so the women are considered inferior and they must be protected, “even against the slightest provocations”. As can be seen, one of the types of social inequalities is between males and females, due to India being a patriarchal society.
In document two, we are shown how a Buddhist nun appreciates being free from patriarchal control. Unlike what was shown in document one, that a woman did not have freedom, a Buddhist nun can be independent. She is not obliged to take all of her time to clean or cook for her family, nor tend to her husband 's children. Taking this free time to weave sunshades, she can think about how fortunate she is to be autonomous. A woman had written this poem, and from it we can learn th...
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...ys be aware if there is anything he needs to do for “the welfare of all folk”, so he would never be seen as an uncaring ruler. He also had this document written so that his proceeding sons and grandsons can follow the same path. During about 257 B.C., Ashoka converted to Buddhism. (Yet another example that Buddhism isn 't to be disregarded!)
The feelings that Kalidasa evokes in this excerpt of the poem, The Seasons, are longing for better times, for things lost and gone, or sadness over pain and struggles. A few examples of the expression of these feelings are “the vines, remembering summer, shiver”, “to live through all that pain”, and “as lonely women who have missed known love, now lost and gone”. As you near the end of the poem, the thoughts begin to be happier, saying to not let it affect you and take what good you can from it, to “forget sad thoughts forlorn”.
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