Many Sanskrit texts have been misinterpreted due to a lack of knowledge or with the intent to malign and exploit women. If one doesn’t know the hermeneutics of Indian scriptures one will misinterpret what they are actually saying. Because of this misunderstanding women are often being labeled as maya based upon the physical body and not by their internal disposition.
From Taj to Vraj explains some of the ambiguous verses and highlights the deep psychological insight into humanity that is embodied in the Indian scriptures. It discusses the conflict between sexuality and asceticism, misconceptions about the Kama-sutra and the practice of Sati, as well as the Power of the Divine Feminine. In conclusion, From Taj to Vraj reveals the confidential meaning of ‘woman’ in shastra.
Author: Jaya Devi Jaya Devi (Ph.D.Sanskrit), originally from Belgium, found her spiritual home in India. She is a disciple of Sri Satyanarayana Dasa Babaji, the founder-director of the Jiva Institute of Vaishnava Studies in Vrindavan, UP, India. For the past ten years she has been the secretary of the Jiva Institute where she manages the library and coordinates their seminars and cultural activities. Her inspiration is to facilitate women in their spirituality.