Author: Aakarsh Kamra
The status of women in India is explained by Manu who is believed to be the Law giver according to the Hindu Mythology, ‘Na Stree Swatatramarhati’ i.e. a woman does not deserve independence. Further it is provided that a woman was made from a crooked rib and if you try to bend it straight it will break, therefore treat the woman kindly. As we have entered the 21st century women have established their status in the society equal to that of men and slowly the male dominated patriarchal society is transforming into a society where both men and women are treated at parity.
It is often said that the status of women is the best way to understand a civilization, its progress and the shortcomings. In case of India, women have come a long way from being ostracized from the society in the ancient times to joining the armed forces, corporate sectors and probably all professions that the male members of the society are eligible to undertake.
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