Women Empowerment in India: A Critical Study Along with Scheme of Government

  • Dr Alka Maurya
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  • Dr Alka Maurya

    Phd Scholar in Sociology at Chaudhary Charan Singh University, Meerut, India

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India is a very famous country known for its cultural heritage, traditions, civilization, religion and geographical features from ancient times. In the history of India like rig Vedic period women were treated equally to their male counterparts in terms of their status and position. Only married men with their spouses were permitted to perform religious rites on numerous occasions. Women had not only equal positions but have been described as more than the better half in the scriptures a status that she has lost with time. In the early Vedic period women received adequate education & they were free to choose their husbands. They were regarded as a mother goddess (Shakti) in the Vedic Period (1500-1000 BC) as a symbol of life with the enormous ability for tolerance and sacrifice and they held a respectable place in society. Women's position decreased throughout the later Vedic period. The glorious Rig Vedic ideals of fairness and harmony started to erode. They were deprived of the right to study the Vedas, recite Vedic mantras and practice Vedic rituals and forced into marriage or domestic life, as well as indisputable devotion to their husbands then also with the passage of time women in India, is discriminated continuously as compared to men or caste discrimination. Now it is essential to empower women so that women take their own decisions for their private needy. So the concept of women empowerment is to make them independent from the mind, thought, rights taking, decision making etc. So my focus is on women's empowerment status in India because women and men are two wheels of the same cart and give them equal opportunity.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 5, Issue 6, Page 1119 - 1129

DOI: https://doij.org/10.10000/IJLMH.113879

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