Indian society women were treated
generally as maid or slaves as if they had no
will or desire of their own.
They had to follow their husbands in all
matters women were given as payment for
loss to a gambling opponent.
To show devotion, they were forced to burn
themselves alive by jumping onto the funeral
pyre of their husbands after their death.
This practice, called “SATI” continued until
the end of 17th century when this custom was
outlawed in spite of the dismay it caused the
Hindu religious Leaders.
Although SATI was widely practiced until
19th century and still continues in some of
the end of
areas of India. In certain regions of India , women
are offered to the priests as things to be exploited.
In others they were sacrificed to Hindu gods to
please them or seek rain. Some Hindu laws even
declare that : “the unwanted patience, the
tornados or tsunamis, death, hell fire, poison, snakes
are no less evil than women.”
last many people made
various objections against
women but yet the
women have proved all
these thinking wrong by
working towards progress.
The women today
improvised their image in
the society by excelling in
almost each and every
This is all today possible
because of common but
great personalities such as
Pandita Ramabai and
Arya Mahila Samaj and Sharada Sadan was
founded by Pandita Ramabai.
Sevasadan was founded by Ramabai Ranade.
Also, Bharat Mahila Parishad(1904) and the All
India Women’s Conference(1927) was founded.
Later, after Independence, due to all of these
contributions, women were equal status as that
of men in the Constitution Of India.