The nayars are a cluster of castes in kerala. The male dominated culture calls for subordination of women.
According to altekar 1938 p.
Role of women in indian culture. Assisting them with more flexible work hours allowances for travelling or facilities for pick up and drop off building crèches or day. The women in native american tribes often helped their men to hunt down buffalo. Women play a key role in strengthening the dynamism of human civilization.
Then when the buffalo were harvested the women were responsible for skinning cutting and cooking the animal. 1 one of the best ways to understand the spirit of a civilization and to appreciate its excellences and realise its limitations is to study the history of the position and status of women in it although the ancient indian texts have focused on women s visibility in. Work culture in india also adopts the same attitude and would rather fire young mothers or women with conservative social norms than invest in arrangements such as.
Dating back to 200 b c indian tradition dictates that a woman s sole purpose in life should revolve around her husband children and home. Perhaps the best known of india s unusual family types is the traditional nayar taravad or great house. Khasis many of whom have become christian have the highest literacy rate in india and khasi women maintain notable authority in the family and community.
The men knew that women were the source of life and provided a feeling of strength and consistency to their lives.