Indian women occupy a very special position in her home and the society. All important decisions pertaining to the home are taken by her, which she puts across to the eldest decision-making member of the family. He/she then invites a meeting or initiates a debate to arrive at a conclusion. Since in India, it is considered the responsibility of the womenfolk to look after home, their advice and decisions are respected and taken very seriously by their kin.
Infact, women have always commanded a position of respect in the Indian
society and are treated with full dignity by Indian men. There are
evidences that women even participated in the running of the
administration in the earlier days. Like Rani Laxmi Bai of Jhansi, there
were also other women rulers, who fought on the battlefield
courageously. Even today, there are many noteworthy women administrators
in our country.
In present day India, we have the likes of tennis player Sania Mirza,
actress Aishwarya Rai, NRI film director Meera Nair, who have made the
country proud at the international level. With more and more Indian
women achieving great feats these days, the general perception and
treatment towards them is slowly changing for the better. All these have
led to an enhancement of the social position of the women in India.