"In France, most people do not know the meaning of the word dowry,’’ said French writer Dominique Hoeltgen, author of the book India, the Revolution by Women. Dominique was speaking at the open forum at the Asian Women’s Film Festival in Thiruvananthapuram on Sunday, March 14.
She said that the condition of women in India was full of paradoxes.
There are several Indian States governed by women, she said. Even the President is a woman. Also, there are several corporate firms and political parties headed by women. But still, life is difficult for most of the women in the country, she observed from her vast experience of travelling across the length and breadth of the country. Jai Chandiram, former president of International Association for Women in Radio and Television, said that most of the Indian women blindly followed the traditions without understanding their real concerns.
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