Thanks to some of the ancient Hindu texts and sharply contradictory Brahmanical beliefs, women in India are worshipped in theory but discriminated against in practice. More than half of India’s female population still suffers from the bane of gender inequality. Written in 1894 by a British columnist for the “Daily Graphic”, this book brings out The Indian superstitions, beliefs, customs, rites, pseudo medical practices, dress codes, marriage, widowhood, remarriage associated with Indian women from birth to death. Despite pointing out to the evil of female infanticide and inadequacies of medical practices adopted during child birth, the author regards the place of women in Indian society, especially among the majority population engaged in agriculture and cottage industry, as slightly better than that of industrial working women in England in the 19th century. Indian women in this category are more integrated and more contended than their British counterparts. The account is based on visits to Indian households in various parts of India and observation of Indian social life. It is objective, sympathetic and affirmative.
Birth, Divorce, Medical Aid, Embroidery, Death, Funeral customs., Women, 
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