If Hinduism promotes equality of men and women, why has the status of women declined in Hindu society?
Women’s status gradually declined, as Hindu society decayed over the centuries. Some Hindu would society decayed because of the decline in the status of women. There are many reasons for the devaluation of women’s status . Hindus moved awy from their tradional Hindu values; women’s education was totally neglected; men’s control over power and money correptes them, and they made women subservient to them. Foreign occupation of India for over seven centuries has also contributed to this decline.
This Q/A was taken from the book Hinduism: Myth and Reality written by Ajit Adhopia and published by Inderlekh Publication.