Vol. 4 No. S-24 (2022): Volume 4, Issue S-24, Year 2022

Indian Feminism and European Feminism from a Comparative Point of View

Jasmine Priya M
Department of Tamil, AJK College of Arts and Science, Coimbatore-641105, Tamil Nadu, India

Published 2022-12-15


  • Feminism,
  • Europe,
  • Power,
  • Silappathikaram,
  • Woman

How to Cite

M, J. P. . (2022). Indian Feminism and European Feminism from a Comparative Point of View. International Research Journal of Tamil, 4(S-24), 25-37. https://doi.org/10.34256/irjt224s245

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Feminism is found in many spheres of thought, ideas, principles, and policies in the political, economic, and social systems. It is unique that various cultural societies, including Europe, have been continuously developing over the ages through knowledge and feminist ideas. The growth of science in the twenty-first century has resulted in tremendous changes in society. There have been changes in the family structure, social structure, occupation, and dietary habits. It is the good and rational decisions that a woman makes in her life that will take her on the path of goodness and progress. Kannagi in Silappathikaram has experienced a lot more suffering than pleasure. Even in that situation, she has not changed from her position and is elevated as the Deity of Virtue. She does not regret that her husband, Kovalan, has separated and lives a normal life without changing her position. Through this study, it can be realized that a woman can improve her personality by being a disciplined woman and capable of decision-making. The human race is a dynamic environment. The life of the human race is based on every stage of life. In different environments, such as race, language, culture, habits, colour, food, and location, women are more likely to have physical and psychological difficulties than men. The suffering of women in society is obviously known to all. Women have to face difficulties at every stage of their development. The main difficulty that a woman faces in the living conditions of married women is patriarchy. In today's time, patriarchy is based on all kinds of caste, money, negative thoughts, family environment, etc. The main thing is that patriarchy is bureaucracy. There is a lot of patriarchy that empowers women and keeps them from coming out of their shells. The patriarchy of keeping women under house arrest, thinking that if they are left out, their value will diminish, or they will not be able to exercise power, is implicit and overt. Indian feminism and European feminism have been compared with those of patriarchy, which generally seeks to imprison a woman in the family system.


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