MODERN INDIAN WOMEN: Essay

English_Master March 27, 2016 No Comments
MODERN INDIAN WOMEN When we write about modern Indian women, we should be clear that what we are characterizing is the life and philosophy of a very small, though important, section of Indian society viz, urban middle-class educated Indian women, leaving out an overwhelming number of their counterparts who live in villages. There are some typical features of modern Indian history which affect the life of women in the cities. The most striking among them is the conflict caused by the rather difficult transition from tradition to modernity. It starts from the time a child is born. In many Indian homes the desire for a male child is so obsessive and the preference for and care bestowed on him so pronounced, that depending on the totality of circumstances a girl either becomes timid, subdued and resigned or she turns into a recalcitrant or rebellious person. The brief interregnum during which she is in college or university is sometimes a turning point in her life. She can continue living a rather shrivelled life, weak of resolution and anemic in will, prior to being dispatched in marriage arranged by others and amounting to a virtual sellout. Alternatively, she can burgeon into an independent and relaxed and sometimes even angry young woman...
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Essay on MODERN INDIAN WOMEN

English_Master January 17, 2016 No Comments
 MODERN INDIAN WOMEN When we write about modern Indian women, we should be clear that what we are characterizing is the life and philosophy of a very small, though important, section of Indian society, via, urban middle-class educated Indian women, leaving out an overwhelming number of their counterparts who live in villages. There are some typical features of modem Indian history which affect the life of women in the cities. The most striking among them is the conflict caused by the rather difficult transition from tradition to modernity. It starts from the time a child is born. In many Indian homes the desire for a male child is so obsessive and the preference for and care bestowed on him so pronounced, that depending on the totality of circumstances a girl either becomes timid, subdued and resigned or she turns into a recalcitrant or rebellious person. The brief interregnum during which she is in college or university is sometimes a turning point in her life. She can continue living a rather shriveled life, weak of resolution and anemic in will, prior to being dispatched in marriage arranged by others and amounting to a virtual sellout. Alternatively/ she can burgeon into an independent and relaxed and sometimes even angry young woman...
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