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International Journal of Home Science

2016, VOL. 2 ISSUE 3, PART D

Gender sensitization among women in ancient India and their contemporary relevance

Author(s): Dr. Neeta Khandelwal
Abstract:
This paper presents insights from historical study in order to explore the gender sensitization between men and women from ancient to modern period and to study their contemporary relevance in present times. It revealed that there was no gender discrimination existed in ancient period. Girls had equal privileges, in all spheres of life viz., education, marriage, employment etc. But in medieval period, the women were pushed downhill from the highest freedom and status due to the impact of Muslims, corruption vices like purdah system, child marriage etc. In modern era, in spite of several legislative regulations and acts, the discrimination between men and women still exist due to the negative attitude of men towards women and several other atrocities are being faced by women viz., dowry death, rape, prostitution etc. Thus for the progress of nation and for the freedom and right to equality of women, it becomes imperative to have a fresh look on the past so that stratagem of women development could be decided in future.
Pages: 214-218  |  228 Views  20 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Dr. Neeta Khandelwal. Gender sensitization among women in ancient India and their contemporary relevance. Int J Home Sci 2016;2(3):214-218.
International Journal of Home Science