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A Comparative Study of Critically Analyze the Status of Indian Women in Today’s Society | Original Article

Bharati Sahoo*, Richa Dangayach, in Journal of Advances and Scholarly Researches in Allied Education | Multidisciplinary Academic Research


The present study is related to status of women in Indian society from ancient days till today. It gives importance on the position of women in various fields like family life, social life and work situation. It highlights on female foeticide, low literacy level of women, women’s low nutritional status, women’s role in decision making, their position as per Indian tradition etc. This paper also gives emphasis on number of women in total workforce, torture of them by men in family life, social life and in other fields where they are participants. Lastly it concludes on importance of women and role of society for the emancipation of women from male dominated society and their oppression and suppression. Indian society belongs to the man since time immemorial. The woman has been given a secondary and inferior position in her family and society. She has been facing injustice, suppression, oppression, subjugation and exploitation in a male-dominated Indian society. In spite of being educated, she has been looked down upon with contempt. She has been reduced to the status of a plaything and a machine, a lifeless object used to fulfill men’s sexual desire. She has been treated as a commodity to be used, controlled and disposed of by the male members of society. The place and status equal to man need to be given to her in various fields of life. She is stronger and bolder than man in many respects. The woman occupies an important position as a wife, a mother, a daughter, a sister, and most importantly, as a human being in all human relationships. However, man-woman relationship is marred by the evils such as male-ego, male-domination and gender-discrimination which seek to marginalize the role of a woman in Indian patriarchy.