Women in ancient India played a dynamic role in Hindu society. During the muslim period, Indian woman had to adapt her role according to changing circumstances and social evils like child marriage and Purdah system came into vogue and women’s status under went subservient. Indian women have responded to modern conditions in a very progressive way. Indian woman have made its mark in the field of politics, education and professions. Inspite of high illiteracy rate among Indian women, India has produced eminent Indian women in the post independence period.
This book examines the role of Indian women in a historical and comparative perspectives. The book it is hoped will be found useful by social scientists, policy planners and national leaders.