INDIAN WOMEN. TRADITIONS AND MODERNITY
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INDIAN WOMEN. TRADITIONS AND MODERNITY
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PII
S0321-50750000617-4-1
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Article
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Published
Pages
42-46
Abstract
Indian  experience  demonstrates that,  in spite of 65 years of independent development, adoption of a number  of laws aimed  at  the  emancipation of women, in reality  women  are still one of the  most vulnerable  parts  of society. Traditional submission about roles and identities of women in the family, in caste and in community promote  gender inequality. The  caste  system  is largely  based  on  religious  precepts which enshrine inequality between men and women. Through moral and ethical imperative  of religion Brahmin  priests supported reproduction of the caste system for centuries and through generations, because  they  saw in it an effective mechanism of power and conservation of inequality. Lately struggle between democratic community and traditionalists on the situation of women deteriorated sharply.
Keywords
India, gender, caste, family, gender asymmetry, female infanticide
Date of publication
01.05.2013
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