WOMEN’S EDUCATION: PRE AND POST INDEPENDENT INDIA

Author: Susanta Sarkar

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Abstract: In India, violence against women is a common evil. It is not only prevalent in rural and remote parts but in cities also, women bear the brunt. They are subjected to physical and mental violence. They are the ones who work most but are not given their due. Women are not safe anywhere, neither at home nor at workplace. Every hour a woman is raped in India and every 93 minutes a woman is burnt to death due to dowry harassment. John Elliot Drinkwater Bethune established the Bethune School in 1849 in Mirzapur, Kolkata, which developed into the Bethune College in 1879, thus becoming the first women’s college in India. First Indian-born woman to enter space in 1997, Kalpana Chawla’s life ended tragically when while returning from her second mission for 16-days, her space shuttle Columbia disintegrated and killed the 41 year old astronaut.

Keywords: Violence, women, harassment, pre and post independence, astronaut etc.

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