Monday, 29 May 2017

Ladies of India

The status of the ladies of india have gone through many great changes in the past hundreds and thousands of years.
If history is considered, we come to know about many women from the vedic ages viz. Apala, Gargi, Maitreyi and Lopamudra, who shared equal respect as their male counterparts. Even Lord Krishna has been seen sitting near his sweethear Radharani's feet (as per a picture drawn during the medieval period.
As high a position in the society was held by the women in the Ancient Ages, the position of the ladies of india deteriorated during the medieval period. It is during this period that child marriages came into prominence and remarriage of the widows was also banned. A muslim invasion in India during this period brought in the "purdah" system into the Indian society. It is during this period that the sexual exploitation of the "devadasis" and "polygamy" was promoted in the Indian Society. Inspite of such conditions, women continued to be prominent in the fields of politics, literature, education and religion.