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Status of Women in India

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  1. Introduction
  2. The reasons for the Irish "no"
    1. The context of the referendum
    2. The reasons for the rejection
  3. The ways out of the crisis
    1. How did the crisis happen?
    2. What to do now?

India is a patrilineal society. These kinds of societies appear to replace the Neolithic and matrilineal societies. Thus, the Indian society was founded on the principle of male dominance. Indian society comprises a society of men who live outside and participate in public life while their wives are locked in their homes or work in the fields. The woman is educated for this role and her life is dictated from birth. During her youth, she depends a lot of time on her father and during her married life, she depends on her husband and after his death, she depends on her son. Thus, the Indian woman has nothing personal for herself and has no independence. This tradition is passed in time, thanks to women who ensure the respect for tradition. This is the paradox of Indian society that demeans women, but at the same time exists with the company that she continues. But this domination of men over women has not always existed in India despite the quasi-general idea of the patrilineal society. There are still groups that recognize women as the dominant model. Moreover, if the country is a large rural majority in the Indian cities and is based on Western models because they have access to knowledge. Thus, the patriarchal model dominates to take their independence and assert their rights. If this reality is continuing, it should be remembered that India is governed by 800 million rural people out of the total 1 billion people. Thus, the model of the male dominance that is essential to society perpetuates itself in the customs and lifestyles. Women from Indian regions, especially the northern parts, have no access to the knowledge of their rights and knowledge of other cultures, including the West. Thus the paradox of modern India lies in the partitioning of the vast majority of its population. In our study, we see how despite a matriarchal inheritance, and exceptions for emancipation, Indian women have dominated from backward status.

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