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)
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.
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:
In first explain briefly the status of women in the Indian society.
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.
Conclude by recommending solutions to address these key challenges and help ensure women are centric to the growth and development of the country.