World can’t be understood without understanding India

World can’t be understood without understanding India
Highlights

She said this in connection with the topic ‘Literature, gender and social justice in India’ on which the professor delivered an extension lecture at University PG College in Hanamkonda on Friday. The lecture programme was organised by the college English department.

Hanamkonda: Understanding the world could not be possible without understanding India, noted Prof. Bonnie Zare, the Director of Gender and Woman Studies at University of Wyoming, USA.

She said this in connection with the topic ‘Literature, gender and social justice in India’ on which the professor delivered an extension lecture at University PG College in Hanamkonda on Friday. The lecture programme was organised by the college English department.

Addressing a gathering of students and faculty members, Prof Zare pointed out that given the complex structure of Indian society, it might be fully comprehended in terms of the place of women in the society.

Simple things like dress code imposed on women could affect their mindset. The women need to change their way of thinking from patriarchal point of view. When women start earning, the people’s mindset towards them would change, she suggested.

Referring to various interviews she had with Indian women, she noted that basically women and people in general love daughters but their minds were influenced by ideas and customs that were in vogue in the society in terms discrimination towards girl child.

On the issue of violence against women, she said people in rural areas were low-income groups and they think that don’t have voice. ‘But one must understand that violence is not acceptable in any form or by anyone’.

Women in India give preference to family while women in the US give priority to career and clubbing both the ideas could lead a new model that could address women issues, Prof Zare explained.

During an elaborate interactive session with the students and faculty members, she answered questions on many issues ranging from the recent US elections to conditions of women in the US and India.

Referring to the US election, she said even though majority of people thought the President-elect of the United States Donald Trump seemed crazy, they wanted change which was promised by him. His opponent Hillary Clinton was traditional and people were not sure of her capabilities.

“People think that men are leaders, women are not, and that’s the problem,” Prof Zare added.KU Controller of Examinations Prof K Purushotham, in-charge Principal K Mohan Reddy, faculty Kathy Yakaiah, Fasia Sultana, K Raji Reddy, Ch Chary, B Deepa Jyothi were present.

Show Full Article
Download The Hans India Android App or iOS App for the Latest update on your phone.
More Stories


Top