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During the Mughal period, the women worked equal to men. The responsibilities were divided between both men and women in the agrarian sector. Men tilled and ploughed, whereas women sowed, weeded, threshed and winnowed the harvest. Since women were also involved in the field, there was no segregation of work between the home (housewife) and the outside world (dominated by men).

However, there were certain biases that did exist during that time as well. It was related to the biological functions of women. For instance, during the time of menstruation, women were not allowed to touch agricultural tools.


Women were also employed in artistic work such as spinning yarn, sifting and kneading clay for pottery, and embroidery.


Women were the child bearers and an important resource in the agrarian society. But due to the high mortality rate among women, remarriages were also allowed.


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