We Indians have self defined MODERNITY. Keeping the ethos of our tradition and welcoming the LPG reforms, calling it the Indian version of Modernity.
More sense of freedom and opportunities are available for the woman of today. She is strong, independent and with her own life choices. Unlike past when sati and purdhah prevailed, contemporary woman is able to fulfill her limitless aspirations.
During Ancient Period…
The history of India, clearly defines four varna system (Brahman, Kshatriya, Vaishya and Shudra). The negative impact of varna is well critised by many scholars. But had any of us ever tried to know the conditions of the women belonging to these four varna?
Believed in early marriages and much emphasis was laid on purity of the wOman sexuality.
The evil practises of Sati and Johar was frequently practised as men felt pride in losing their life in battleground.
Woman were domisticated and were confined to the four walls of household. She was not well educated and considered as a sexual object by men.
Britishers were able to eradicate the evil practises of Sati and Purdhah. Many reforms laid emphasis on women education. Many of us had set new heights and millions of more sleep with their dream to achive big.
The harsh reality is women is still considered as a ‘vulnerable section of our society.’
They need protection, they need reservation and they need various skill development program by the state.
Doesn’t matter if Britishers’ colonised India, honestly nothing has changed in the life of woman.
India is still not modern because many of us are still talking about woman empowerment rather believing and accepting it.
Caste and class still prevails on the streets of patriarchy, which is filled with dirt.