Page-6 of GS-I: Role of Women and Women's Organization

Discuss the various economic and socio-cultural forces that are driving increasing feminization of agriculture in India.

More than half of Indian work force is still dependent on agriculture as a source of revenue. However due to creeping crisis in agriculture, rural men migrate to India’s cities, to work as construction laborers, lorry loaders, rickshaw pullers, domestic servants and street vendors. Due to this male migration, family behind in the village is ..


Why do some of the most prosperous regions of India have an adverse sex ratio for women? Give your arguments.

A multitude of social, economic and cultural aspects form the reason for the adverse sex ratio in India. The reasons for the prevalence of this travesty in India aren’t solely economic, which is proven by the fact that many prosperous regions in the country also have an adverse sex ratio. The hard-set mentality that sons ..


How does patriarchy impact the position of a middle class working woman in India?

The increased mobility of working women in the middle class has improved their social standing in a multitude of ways. In today’s world, working women of the middle class assume all the duties and responsibilities of a working middle class man, in addition to the tradition roles accorded to women in Indian society. The job ..