It is ridiculous how many times I say the word "sons" on this episode! (Insert- sheepish smile emoji)
Niyoga is an ancient Indian practice that was followed to make sure the continuation of a lineage through male progeny.
Listen to the episode to know more about:
- What it is and how it worked.
- The reasons for the practice
- Importance of sons in the society
- Different ways to obtain sons
- Rights of sons born through niyoga
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The Mahabharata 1: Complete and Unabridged; translated by Bibek Debroy. (2015). Penguin Random House India. (Original work published 2010)
Sahgal, S. (2011). GENDERED INQUIRY INTO NIYOGA: APPRAISING THE INSTITUTION FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF FEMALE ACTORS. Proceedings of the Indian History Congress
, 179–192. http://www.jstor.org/stable/44146710
Mishra, V. B. (1977). THE PRACTICE OF NIYOGA IN ANCIENT LITERATURE OF INDIA : A SOCIOLOGICAL STUDY. Annals of the Bhandarkar Oriental Research Institute
, 773–776. http://www.jstor.org/stable/41691747
Music: At Depth- Lish Grooves