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Women in India

The status of women in India has been subject to many great changes over the past few millennia.

From equal status with men in ancient times through the low points of the medieval period, to the promotion of equal rights by many reformers, the history of women in India has been eventful.

 

Sunita Krishnan - Anger and Outrage

Sunita Krishnan is small, a little over 4 feet but over the years she has become one of the world's most famous advocate's for women forced into prostitution and trafficking in India.

Across Rajasthan, mentally ill, widowed, infertile or old women are declared witches and subjected to brutal forms of torture.Women in India accused as witches