The Essence of the Indian Woman


When you try to explain what an Indian woman is then it is very difficult to explain, as she is a complex mixture of countless attributes and when you will read the the following blog about the Indian Woman, you will understand what I am trying to say.An Indian Woman is an amalgam of so many different qualities and virtues, that if you come to think of them, they are so vast and innumerable that you will be aghast that how can one woman’s personality encompass  such a vast plethora of qualities! 

    Yes that is the marvel an Indian woman is! She is so complete and so full of so many emotions and sensitivities that when you try to define an Indian woman, you will be at a loss of words as I am at this moment.I will try to talk about her in a very informal manner as I am myself an Indian woman and I have seen and been exposed to so many different kinds of Indian women and so I know the basic character of an Indian woman whether she lives in urban India or rural India.

   India has a rich culture and heritage and due to this, the cultural roots which seep into every Indian woman are always evident from her behaviour and mannerisms , no matter where she is in the world. An Indian woman always stands out as being morally upright , with a sparkling character and a person who is so full of righteous virtues, that when you try to count them then you will fail to do so.

    I am talking of the Indian woman of my mother’s generation.These women were brought up in a sheltered atmosphere and they were always looked up to, for major decisions in the family and they were always respected for the values they stood up for.An Indian woman in those times was so docile and yet she educated herself and made herself up to date according to the times and brought up her kids in a very modern way.She gave her kids the best atmosphere at home and always listened to their day to day problems and gave them a wholesome upbringing. 

   The Indian woman of my mother’s generation can be called the ideal woman as she was an epitome of love and care and affection in all her different roles as a mother, wife,  daughter, daughter-in law and various other relations. She gives all her love and attention to all her close ones and when it comes to sacrificing for any one of them, she does it with all her heart. This is the woman who has everything in her a golden heart and all the attributes of an ideal person in every respect. Her only drawback is her dependance on the opposite sex for her basic requirements.Though women had started to come out of their homes and started working in offices, but it was not on a large scale.

     The next generation of Indian women that is the one to whom I belong, which is a more modern version of the previous Indian woman.This woman is similar to their predecessors but there have been certain changes in their basic character with regard to their being independent and their general attitude towards life.Even now they are loving and caring and they play all their roles in an equally devoted manner but, now due to the exposure to the media and  a vast difference in the atmosphere of both the generations.

   Our generation is also having the same values as the previous one but, now she is far more confident and   independent in her ways. Due to financial independence she is able to lead her life, as she wants to and she thoroughly enjoys every moment of her life and partys and enjoys when she has to.

  Now the modern Indian woman is more involved in all the decisions of her family in a big way and as she contributes financially she is able to take major decisions also with ease.The modern Indian woman is more enlightened and more realistic in her approach.She is very clear with what she wants from life and when it comes to fulfilling her duties as a mother, wife, daughter and daughter-in -law, she is absolutely devoted and now the added advantage for her is that she is more respected and appreciated and cared for.

   I feel the modern version of the Indian woman is very advanced in her thinking and she can mould herself in any way which is required of her. Whether she is married or unmarried she believes in enjoying thoroughly and she has a huge friend circle and she has a blast whenever she wants to. This modern woman lives life to the fullest and at the same time she is bound by cultural values and she follows them accordingly.

   Now if I have talk about the rural woman then you will be surprised by the stark contrast she bears to the city woman. In most of the north Indian villages , she is not even literate and she is bound by the social shackles in such a way, that I really pity them and their deplorable plight.The rural Indian today is the symbol of Indian culture at its purest and most unadulterated and unmoderated form. She not only toils hard in the fields but , she also does all the chores of her home with her own hands and the marvel of it all is, that she never complains and does it with a smile.

   The rural Indian woman is an excellant mother, wife daughter and daughter-in-law and she plays all her roles to the tee and she never complains of anything. She bears the brunt of male domination at its worst and still never raises her voice against it and I sometimes feel so surprised that how can a woman be so endearing yet so accommodating and still she has to face so many adversities at the hands of her male counterparts and despite all this she keeps smiling and keeps giving her services to the best of her capabilities.It is such a pity that on the one hand the modern Indian woman is advancing and becoming better day by day but, the rural Indian woman is still bound in social shackles and she cannot even dream of breaking them, as it would mean a revolution and for that she does not have the mental and financial acumen.

   To sum it up I want to say that the Indian woman is extraordinary in her nature and she gives an excellant upbringing to her offspring and she provides a good atmosphere to her family to the best of her capability. She is the binding element in her family and she takes care of everything with her personal touch. An Indian woman can be written about in reams and reams of paper , but this is all I can say of till now and my only concern is towards the rural woman and if we as modern Indian woman can do something for them then it would be an added advantage.She is the basic foundation of not only an Indian family but also the nation as a whole.  

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