Thursday, April 2, 2009
Women on the run
Seeing these two ladies in their traditional nine-yards sarees leading a procession on Gudi Padwa reminded me of how progressive India has been in terms of women's rights. We never had to fight for the right to vote, we took it as our due when the nation became a Republic. While English queens held onto their thrones through intregue and back-room maneuvers, we had warrior queens and queen mothers who took their rightful place as rulers.
Where then did so much of it get lost? When were our sisters reduced to playing second fiddle? Will it ever change?