An etymological analysis of how Sanskrit literature perceives women (स्त्री, प्रतीपदर्शिनी, वामा, वनिता, महिला, अङ्गना, कामिनी, वामलोचना etc.) can be summed up as – “यत्र नार्यस्तु पूज्यन्ते रमन्ते तत्र देवता”.
Prof. Vinayak Rajat Bhat
The author is an Assistant Professor of Vyakarana at the Chinmaya Vishwavidyapeeth. He earned his Ph.D. from the Rashtriya Samskrit Sansthan, Sringeri under the guidance of Prof. Ramanuja Devanathan following on a traditional education under his guru Dr. Chandrashekhar Bhat, Rashtriya Samskrit Sansthan, Rajiv Gandhi Campus, Sringeri. Tweets at @Vinayakrajat