//The First Woman: Cursed forever

The First Woman: Cursed forever

Isn’t it paradoxical that the joys of parenthood, the blessing of motherhood, cherished by most societies and psyches, are in orthodox biblical perspective, curse and punishment? What kind of neurosis could have stigmatized the most basic creative process in the world? In some ways, Eve personifies this curse, this stigma. Re-reading the Genesis text outside of such a neurosis could bring about interesting redeeming spaces between the lines for the first woman in the Bible, nay, the first woman, period!

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The author is a researcher of Religion Studies, and a scholar of English Literature. She is keenly interested in comparative religion, children’s literature, Indian culture and gender studies.