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History Cannot Be Made Without Women

  • Date Submitted: 01/21/2013 06:06 AM
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The status of women in India has been subject to many great changes over the past few millennia.[4][5] From equal status with men in ancient times[6] through the low points of the medieval period,[7] to the promotion of equal rights by many reformers, the history of women in India has been eventful. In modern India, women have adorned high offices in India including that of the President, Prime minister, Speaker of the Lok Sabha andLeader of the Opposition. As of 2011, the Speaker of the Lok Sabha and the Leader of the Opposition in Lok Sabha (Lower House of the parliament) both are women. However, women in India continue to face discrimination and other social challenges and are often victims of abuse and violent crimes and, according to a global poll conducted by Thomson Reuters, India is the "fourth most dangerous country" in the world for women,[8][9] and the worst country for women among the G20 countries.[10]
Contents  [hide]    * 1 History       * 1.1 Ancient India       * 1.2 Medieval period       * 1.3 Historical practices       * 1.4 British rule   * 2 Independent India   * 3 Timeline   * 4 Culture   * 5 Education and economic development       * 5.1 Education       * 5.2 Workforce participation       * 5.3 Land and property rights   * 6 Crimes against women       * 6.1 Acid Throwing       * 6.2 Sexual harassment       * 6.3 Dowry       * 6.4 Child marriage       * 6.5 Female infanticides and sex selective abortions       * 6.6 Domestic violence       * 6.7 Trafficking   * 7 Other concerns       * 7.1 Health       * 7.2 Eve teasing       * 7.3 Family planning       * 7.4 Sex ratios       * 7.5 Sanitation   * 8 Notable Indian women   * 9 See also   * 10 References   * 11 Further reading   * 12 External links |
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History
Ancient India
Scholars believe that in ancient India, the women enjoyed equal status with men in all fields of life.[11] However, some others hold contrasting views.[12] Works by ancient Indian grammarians...

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