Analysis of Legal Rights of Women during Medieval Period

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Ms. Manisha Rani, Dr. Seema Parihar


The position of women and the caste system in India of the past are related. In order to redefine the 'caste' one has to abuse the bodies of its women through marital relations and another Value social. As a result, when we find evidence of a growing body of power from the 11th century CE, we also find evidence of a gradual decline in the status of women in society. This point is well taken up by B.R Ambedkar, when he states in his article Castes in India (1916), "endogamy is the only character that is peculiar to caste". The practice of cremating a widow or a widower was common throughout India in the 11th century among the widows of emperors, nobles, and warriors. Other evidence such as Lekapaddhati - a collection of documents from Gujarat - also shows that women can be bought and sold as slaves, and that they are designed to do all kinds of work, including the worst and worst forms. They were also physically and sexually abused. On the other hand, women employed as professional dancers in royal courts and deva-dasi or temple courtesans appear to have been another major class of women.

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