Role Of Gender Disparity In India

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Introduction: Swami Vivekananda said, “It is impossible to think about the welfare of the world unless the condition of women improved”. The social structure of India brings out the unique blend of religions, cultures and languages. Our country in this 21st century has displayed an expeditious growth in economy, eruption of Microcredit programmes and commendable efforts to increase political participation of women. Despite the positive attempts towards empowerment of women in India the gender disparity still remains profound and interminable in India. In the ancient India the women were treated with high honor. They held the position of a mother or a goddess in the Vedas and Upanishads. In the medieval period the status of woman was lowered. The status of women began to shift from being an “asset” to “liability’ in the family. The development of science and technology has brought in female foeticide and female infanticide. The independent India observed a steady and startling growth in the areas of Gender Disparity, Domestic Violence, Rape, Sexual Exploitation, Molestation, Eve-teasing, forced Prostitution, Sexual Harassment at work etc., Gender disparity in India is one of the big hurdle for the women to perform equally with men in the society. Alcoholism is another huge monster that gulps down the families’ relationships, love, mutual sharing and joy. The wives of the chronic alcoholic patients the nights become a nightmare. These women suffer from

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