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Independent Scholars to host Narveen Aryaputri
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Press release submitted Narveen Aryaputri
"Two major underlying causes for the rape in India " will be presented at 7 p.m., Jan. 17, by Narveen Aryaputri at the next Independent Scholars Evening at the Moline Commercial Club, 1530 5th Ave., Moline.
Independent Scholars' Evenings:
"Rape as a means of Political Power Play"
The evening will develop around the presentation: I
" The Two Major Underlying Causes For the abuse of women in India which need to be changed. "
Essay By Narveen Aryaputri. M.A. English Lit.; B.Ed.
Sub-title: The underlying causes for the frequency of rape: subjugation of women through the use of violence.
Rape has been used in extended history to subjugate people, both men and women.
What does this show of us, as civilized societies, when some scriptural texts clearly specify the humiliation of women? Rape, then, is not far behind
The question of subliminal influences of scriptural texts will be discussed.
The specific couplet demeaning women from the Bhagavad Gita, the philosophical scriptural text of India, will be quoted and highlighted. Does the Gita need to be " 21st. C updated " with an American version eliminating the offensive couplet? Other examples from the scriptural texts of India will be quoted and highlighted in the essay.
The discussion of the status of women in India is the current focus of the evolution in thought and behavior that we have been highlighting at the Institute for quite some time now. Ongoing focus continues as light challenges darkness on all fronts. We at the Institute believe we are in a ' paradigm shift' as Thomas Kuhn would say.
This is an awakening and a strengthening and new beginnings occur.
About the author:
Narveen has her M.A. In English Literature with a minor in 20th. c American Literature and her Bachelors in Eduction.
She is an essayist.
Narveen is the President of The Institute for Cultural and Healing Traditions, Ltd. which sponsors:
The Independent Scholars' Evenings and Integrative Wholistic Healing.
Phoenix Art Gallery
Moline Commercial Club.
Doors open at 6.30 p.m.
Please note: the sessions will continue with a variety of presentations and authors over the course of the year ahead.
Light snacks and beverages are served.
1530 Fifth Avenue.
Moline. IL 61265
The Institute for Cultural and Healing Traditions, Ltd is a 501(c)3 organization at state and federal level since 1996.
The event is free and open to the public.