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Title: The Contents and Contexts of Hindu religious components present among the Mahayana Buddhist families, a study in Mumbai
Authors: Adhav, Mayuri Ashok
Keywords: Centre for Study of Social Exclusion and Inclusive Policies
Sonowal, C.J.
Hindu Religious Components - Mahayana Buddhist Families - Mumbai
Issue Date: 2019
Abstract: vii ABSTRACT Women in every society are the follower of religious beliefs and practices and carrier of culture voluntarily or by compulsion. Women have to inculcate the numerous beliefs and practices they have to follow and mould themselves accordingly to the religion which they birth or accepted. In most of the religious practice, the women are not the decision maker in terms of acceptance, rejection, and contention in religious as well as almost all such matters where the interest of the society is attached. It will be relatively suitable and feasible to include the life of Navayana Buddhism, women as a subject of inquiry as women are more visible in terms of following rites, rituals, beliefs, and practices at various levels like an individual, family, community, and society, etc. In-depth interviews were conducted among married women in Buddhist families to find out how do they perceive and follow Buddhism and how they are influenced by Hindu beliefs related to gods and goddesses. The men are the decision maker in the Neo-Buddhist family and denied Hindu God and expected from her wife and other female family members to deny and did not worship the god and goddesses. At the same time, the women are confused regarding following the religion because the other neighborhood Hindu religious practice of the women impacted her and creates major psychological conflict regarding what is the correct religious practice. For her, it is not easy to understand and follow Buddhism because of her nurturing happened in Hindu society and Hindu families. Also, the social and economic status of the woman's family is an influence and impact on their religious cultural practice. Most of the respondents have a reason for believing in god and goddesses and there are some cases that actually suffered a lot, but still believed that there is no god and goddesses. The Neo-Buddhist women are influenced by the outer instances and tried imitating the same practice. It is difficult for the women to do the dual religious practice at the same time and may it causes of mental disturbance in the family. Keywords: Navayana Buddhism, Neo Buddhist Women, Discrimination, Conflict, Mahar,
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