November 1, 2015 at 9:15 pm

Classics & World Religions | Adulterous Woman to be Eaten by Dogs: Women and Law in Ancient India, Nov. 12

The Gawande Lecture Series present Professor Stephanie Jamison (UCLA) on “Adulterous Woman to Be Eaten by Dogs: Women and Law in Ancient India” on Thursday, Nov. 12 at 7:30 p.m. in Ellis 214.

The series is co-sponsored by Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and the Center for Law, Justice, & Culture.

Jamison has recently completed the first scholarly English transition of the Rig Vida, India’s oldest religious text and is now in Athens to talk about issues of women and law in the Sanskrit literature. Originally trained as a historical and Indo-European linguist, for many years she has concentrated on Indo-Iranian, especially (Vedic) Sanskrit and Middle Indo-Aryan languages and textual materials. She works not only on language and linguistics, but also literature and poetics, religion and law, mythology and ritual, and gender studies in these languages.

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