Topic : Social empowerment
1. ” What the world still wants is a sacrificial Sita, not the demanding Draupadi, who called out her husband’s cowardice and avarice in subjecting her to a public stripping. “Critically examine the statement in the context of Indian women. (250 words)
Reference: Indian Express
Why the question:
The article explains in what way Rhea and her family have been sacrificed at the altar of lynch mob journalism.
Key Demand of the question:
The answer must talk about the position of women today in our Indian society and evaluate if it is still of the sacrificial Sita or of the demanding Draupadi.
Critically examine – When asked to ‘Examine’, we have to look into the topic (content words) in detail, inspect it, investigate it and establish the key facts and issues related to the topic in question. While doing so we should explain why these facts and issues are important and their implications. 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:
Start by explaining first the meaning of the statement in question.
The answer to such questions can be written or approached in multiple ways.
The question aims to assess the position of Indian women in our society , one must trace the same from past to present and with suitable examples highlight how women in the country though have come a long way ahead are still expected to pass the test of society at the altar of parochial mindset.
Give examples that you think can suitably justify the question context and suggest some narrations.
Conclude by suggesting what more needs to be done to change the mindset of our society and treat women at par with men in our society.