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No country for women: Status of women in India after 73 years of Constitutional Independence

“How did you permit your unmarried daughter to work and settle abroad?”. In a single question to my mother, a “well-meaning” relative bluntly articulated the mind-set, deeply ingrained within patrilineal family structures of Indian society, that women exist only in relation to a man and without a husband she is but a ship without sails. […]

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