Monday, July 4, 2022
Haryana

The People


Customs


Position Of Women

The women still observe purdah, at least among certain communities. In former days, purdah was observed quite rigidly. It is now considerably relaxed mainly due to economic causes. It is still observed in certain forms. Village girls cover their heads while daughter-in-law cover their face in the presence of elderly persons in the house or outside. The position is different in urban areas. with the spread of education, social barriers against the employment of women in offices are collapsing rapidly. Women are increasingly replacing men in many fields or participating with them in parallel fields of social work, arts and crafts. Working women still occupy a subordinate position in social life but they do not observe purdah.