Woman's role in the family

Role of women in the family

The role of women in society, in particular, in the family are dual: first in their parents’ house and after that in their husband’s home. The circumstances under which the birth of a daughter was considered unwelcome have changed, and although the treatment meted out to a daughter in Indian society is still not on

Purdah System

The Purdah System and Women in India

Double standards of morality enjoining strictest chastity on unmarried women in India and marital fidelity on wives while granting unrestricted freedom to men, led to the introduction of the purdah system among many African and Asian societies which prohibited women, including girls approaching puberty, from letting themselves be seen by any man apart from the

Women In India

Women In India Today

When a woman presses her way into the bazaar in the textile city of Ahmedabad, she alternately smiles and glowers. Redesigned used garments are piled on her head, and she smiles at prospective customers, advertising her inventory. But whenever a bazaar hoodlum crosses her path, symbolising the obstructions she has faced in the past as

Gender equality in India

Gender equality in India

In Indian thought, there is a fundamental affirmation for gender equality. Brahman, the transcendent and imminent Absolute is neuter, beyond the differentiation qualifications of sex, beyond all limiting of individual characteristics. However, one of the principal manifestations of the godhead is Ardhanarishwara, signifying that the Lord, who is half man and half woman, signifies the