The place and role of women has always been a matter of discussion. Some favour the freedom of women while others shun it. Other than debates and discussions it is now an admitted fact that the role of women in progress and prosperity of a society cannot be ignored in any way. Women have successfully performed every role imposed upon them.
Naturally, they are house wife but they have been leaders, doctors, social workers and educators. The history of place of women is not very pleasant. They have been man's first slave. They have been the subject of terror and ill treatment. In the field of education it was not considered a necessity to educate women. They were not allowed to receive even the basic education. But now gone are the days of women illiteracy. At present women are not only receiving education,they are also imparting knowledge to the nation.
They were considered inferior women have also joined other professions like business,banking and medical assignments like that of doctors and nurses. On the whole, teaching and medical profession seem to be the most suitable profession for them.Their dignity and self-respect remain intact in these professions.It was also a common misconception that women have no independent identity.
A women without a man was considered a ship without sails. But the hard struggle of independence and self respect has enabled women to prove that they can control the houses and even lead the nation in the hour of need or the chance provided. There was a time when women were treated as possessions and not persons. We can say that today there is hardly any field of life in which women have not taken part or proved their ability. they have risen from the depths of slavery to the heights of leadership and equality.