However, women in India continue to face numerous problems such as crime, gender inequality.
However, some instances of these practices are still found in remote parts of India.
The purdah is still practiced by Indian women in some communities.
Missionaries' wives such as Martha Mault née Mead and her daughter Eliza Caldwell née Mault are rightly remembered for pioneering the education and training of girls in south India.
This practice was initially met with local resistance, as it flew in the face of tradition.
Although the act was supposed to be voluntary on the widow's part, its practice is forbidden by the Hindu scriptures in Kali yuga, the current age.
Jauhar refers to the practice of voluntary immolation by wives and daughters of defeated warriors, in order to avoid capture and consequent molestation by the enemy.
Jehangir's wife Nur Jehan effectively wielded imperial power, and was recognised as the real power behind the Mughal throne.
The Mughal princesses Jahanara and Zebunnissa were well-known poets, and also influenced the ruling powers.
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