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Position of Women (Paragraph)

Position of Women

Points: women in society- their ever changing role- Indian context- conclusion

Position of Women (Paragraph)

Answer: The position of women has always been a problematic issue. In the Bible, Eve has been said to have born out of the ribs of Adam. This dependence upon the male for birth has made women subjugated since the prehistoric days.

In India women enjoyed a position of importance in the Vedic age but during the Muslim period, the status of women began to fall down to a considerable extent. The parda system (women under vail) are put the woman behind the curtain behind the social privileges.

However, during the British rule a change came over to the position of women. From then on women began to take English education. But since the society was highly conservative, the monopoly of men persisted.

The kind of freedom given to women in the field of education helped in the improvement of their status in society. As a result the practise ‘suttee' was abolished. Not only that the child remarriage was legally prohibited. Then, due to the unflagging interest and enthusiasm of Iswar Chandra Vidyasagar, widow remarriage was introduced.

After the independence when constitution was written down, women were given the same rights and privileges which were also given to men. As a result we come across figures like Sarojini Naidu, Mrs Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit, Mrs Indira Gandhi, and many others. 

Sarojini Naidu

Sarojini Naidu became a poetess and wrote poems in English. Besides, she became the President of Indian National Congress which was an important position of honour in those days. 

Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit

Mrs Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit became an ambassador and was made the President of the United Nations. As we all know Mrs Indira Gandhi was the first Prime Minister of India. Kalpana Chawla is a popular figure for her ambition as well as achievement. 

Kalpana Chawla

Nowadays the position of women is improving by leaps and bounds and we expect that as time will go on, we will see women coming into the forefront of society. For them women like Mary Kom and Saina Nehwal are living inspirations.

Still it is a fact that women are neglected in some of the fields of life. One of them, for example, includes the fact that a woman cannot be married off without giving dowry.


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