ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Mythic Origins of Menstrual Taboo in Rig Veda

Janet Chawla A crucial subtext can be read in feminist agitations against the injectable contraceptive. Depo-Provera: The female body is not to be problematised as the .site of pathology and victimised for its potential fertility. Menstruation is a normal natural female physiological function. In this context it is appropriate to reflect upon traditional cultural constructions of the female body and the meanings of menstruation within Indian symbolic systems meanings which have undoubtedly shaped Indian women's (and men's) experiences of female bodily processes.

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