The woman, whose status & role traditionally was well defined almost fixed in the society, is now experiencing far reaching changes.
woman in modern times is entering into certain new fields that were unknown to woman’s sphere of role sets. They are activating participating in social, economic, and political activities.
The women of present generation have generally received higher education than a women of their preceding generation.
There have been far reaching consequences in economic status of their families.
Modern women are inclined towards the social issues, & trying hard to improve the social status of women at large.
Increased awareness & education has inspired women to come out of four walls of home.
Many woman actively supported & participated in the nationalist movement & secured eminent positions & offices in administration & public life in free India.
Traditionally Indian women exist because of family & for a family.
Like their man counterpart, women are also fond of attending social functions & value her social life quite a lot. Previously, men folk used to discourage women from leaving their households for attending social functions
Now spread of education, especially that of women, & with that changing social attitudes of educated women have changed order.
modern woman has started caring for her health, & figure, and cultural needs and interest also, academic pursuits, social also intercourse, religious activities recreational needs,
Woman as wife enjoyed ideally a status almost equally to that of her husband & performed both social as well as biological functions.
Even today, Indian girls are still brought up models portraying selflessness, self denial, & sacrifice.
And desire for mutual affection & love is beginning to appear in their conception of their relationship with their husbands.
The husband wife relationship has become more equalitarian in character & much more companionable. More freedom of choice in marriage is thus an accompaniment to change in form of the family.
An Education of women has not only helped them to become aware of political problems, but they are gradually becoming active participants in political life.
Some are enrolling themselves as members of political parties, an attending party meetings, conventions,carrying out political programs.
Some women are attaining influential political stature of their own & have become instrumental in shaping the public opinion for betterment of women’s conditions in society.
Most women, even educated, regard marriage as matter of parental choice.
Many young girls of middle and upper classes are educated with view to marriage rather than to careers. Again, many girls enter into a careers apparently not to because they want them, because there is nothing else to done until their parents find them husbands.
Educated women are just on threshold of transition from tradition to modernity.
The women themselves desire that their status & position in society should rise higher.
Though proper climate for such change is still wanting, yet there have been many structural & statutory innovations for improvement of their position. Traditional status & role sets of women are breaking up and new role sets based on achievement, independence & equality are gradually coming up.