Q. 135.0( 2 Votes )

How has women participation been increased in Indian politics? Give a comparative analysis of the early and modern period.

Answer :

The term 'political participation' has a very wide meaning.


a. It relates to both the Right to Vote and the participation in various political activities such as decision making, voting, etc.


b. The participation of women in such activities and the election to office is very less as compared to men.


c. The two areas with high women's’ participation are voting and political activism.


d. To eradicate the rampant gender inequality in India, the government has introduced welfare schemes and reservation policies.


e. During the early period, when women were confined to household chores also, activists like Kasturba Gandhi and Sarojini Naidu came to limelight.


f. The early female political leaders were very calm and had extended thinking beyond politics.


g. Today’s modern women have become an active part of all kinds of political activities.


h. They have stepped out of their homes and started to represent their ideas and grievances through their own political organisations or social groups.


There is a major difference in the political activities of the women of the early and modern period.


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