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By Zarghuna Kargar

"A strong number of stories that depict the struggles and hopes of Afghan girls. a frequently emotional and from time to time painful learn, this publication is eventually a poignant occasion of human resilience below unbelievable duress. " —KHALED HOSSEINI, New York Times bestselling writer of The Kite Runner


"I am deeply touched by way of those stories...Dear Zari might be learn through someone who cares and needs to grasp approximately Asia and Asian women." —XINRAN


"All the tales in Dear Zari illustrate the discomfort attributable to deeply ingrained Afghan traditions. yet [the women's} bravery and resilience shines via and Kargar touchingly unearths how listening to others' lifestyles tales eventually gave her the braveness to percentage her personal. " —The Independent


Moving, enlightening, and heartbreaking, Dear Zari offers voice to the key lives of Afghan ladies. For the 1st time, Dear Zari permits those girls to inform their tales of their personal phrases: from the kid bride given as check to finish of a kin feud, to a lifestyles spent in a dismal, dusty room weaving carpets, from a tender woman being cited as a boy, to a lady dwelling as a widow refrained from through society.


Intimate, emotional, painful and uplifting, those tales discover the agony and power of girls during this deeply spiritual and very conventional society, and exhibit how their braveness is an concept to girls everywhere.

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P. Jayaswal Research Institute, 1982), pp. 35-37. 65.

Similarly, one of the eight special rules imposes a two-year training period for women (siksamana*) to < previous page page_27 next page > If you like this book, buy it! 2009 10:42:25] page_28 < previous page page_28 next page > Page 28 ensure that a female candidate for full ordination is not pregnant. This rule could not have been imposed upon Mahaprajapati * then either, since the precedent involving a pregnant candidate, upon which the rule was formulated, did not arise until after the Bhiksuni* Sangha* was fully functioning.

This story appears in several places in the Pali canon and also in the literature of other early schools. See Jan Nattier, Once upon a Future Time: Studies in a Buddhist Prophecy of Decline (Berkeley: Asian Humanities Press, 1991), pp. 28-33. She notes that the Mahavibhasa*offers a second interpretation: "According to other teachers, what the Buddha meant was that if women were allowed to enter the monastic order but did not obey the eight additional rules (gurudharma) imposed upon themrules clearly designed to keep them in subordinate positions with respect to menthe saddharma [pure Dharma] would have lasted for only five hundred years.

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