Comments on: Women power triumphs in state polls. What next? Perspectives on South Asian politics Thu, 02 Jun 2016 08:03:22 +0000 hourly 1 By: DipakT Wed, 18 May 2011 12:14:27 +0000 There is no denying the fact that women in India have come up in all spheres of activity over the years, including in politics and business. But there are two Indias – one urban and the other rural. Nothing much has changed as far as the position of women in rural India is concerned despite significant improvement in the lives of women in urban cities. Women in rural India who are in majority have still to live with menace of domestic violence, child marriage, dowry, widow discrimination, financial dependence, low literacy,infanticide, etc. As long as majority of women in India remain uneducated and economically dependent and nothing concrete is done to reverse this trend, any discussion about women’s empowerment on a national scale, is meaningless.