Role of women in the home The role of women in the family is multi-faceted. Primarily, her duties centre around her life in the home and in the labour force. As a homemaker, the woman is a 24-hour multi-purpose worker. Mahatma Gandhi had stated that “women by nature are intended to be soft, tenderhearted and
The role of women in society has been traditionally that of a «dependent»—first on parents, then on husbands and later on the sons. The women in India assists her mother in her early childhood; after marriage, her role is that of wife and mother. The traditional functions of the family are the transmission of culture,
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
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
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
Does women’s liberation constitute a supra-social concept, quite distinct from the fundamental problem of liberating toiling people from slavery of every kind, gross and subtle, direct and indirect, imposed upon them by a small minority leading a life of ease and luxury at the cost of the former?
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