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The empowerment of religion via ‘Indian secularism’ and a caste-laden political discourse has served to keep out a public discussion of the ‘women’s question’ in India”, Do you agree? Critically analyse.

Topic:  Role of women and women’s organization, population and associated issues, poverty and developmental issues, urbanization, their problems and their remedies.

1. The empowerment of religion via ‘Indian secularism’ and a caste-laden political discourse has served to keep out a public discussion of the ‘women’s question’ in India”, Do you agree? Critically analyse.(250 words)

The Hindu

Why this question:

The article discusses the lack of vision in the Indian society to foresee the role women play in its growth and development.

Key demand of the question:

One must provide for a critical analysis of how and in what different ways caste-laden political discourse has served to keep out a public discussion of the ‘women’s question’ in India. And suggest solutions to overcome such a problem.

Directive:

Critically analyze – When asked to analyse, you have to examine methodically the structure or nature of the topic by separating it into component parts and present them as a whole in a summary. When ‘critically’ is suffixed or prefixed to a directive, one needs to look at the good and bad of the topic and give a fair judgment.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction:

In first explain briefly the status of women in the Indian society.

Body:

One has to discuss strongly means and methods of disrupting the gender-blind political discourse in India.

Explain what the issues with Women participation in India are, what are the hurdles and challenges to it.

Deliberate upon the fact that India is a country forging ahead economically while upholding freedoms for its people. Recent reports of gruesome assaults on women, involving rape and ending with murder, have jolted this narrative.

Explain that When a society adopts democracy as its form of governance, it presumes the beginning of a social transformation.

Emphasize on the need and urgency of this social transformation.

Suggest what needs to be done.

Conclusion:

Conclude by recommending solutions to address these key challenges and help ensure women are centric to the growth and development of the country.