Arshia SD

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My Work revolves around the status of a woman in our society. How the society wants a woman to mould herself according to them and throughout the life she is pressurized by the society as a symbol of a weakness. The ability of a woman to successfully endure oppression to gain strength makes her strong. I’ve gone through some urdu literature by Altaf Hussain Hali who wrote Majalis un-Nisa (Assemblies of Women) 1986. The literature includes long narrative passages describing women's daily life, their education and training in household management, child-rearing practices, customs and beliefs. It was the only work of fiction-like prose using the idioms of begamati zuban (the dialect of Urdu spoken by women). Women should be educated because they are the real managers of the household, the focus of family life, responsible for the early training of the children. It is a work of social history reflecting the language, home life, beliefs, and practices of urban middle-class Muslims in the mid to late nineteenth century. The women are certain of their roles, and they do not question them, but rather seek to do better what they are destined for marriage, motherhood, household management, relations with relatives, guests, and servants. Whereas, women in contemporary time also being subsidized by the society. Now women are questioning, they want to gain control over their lives but few have clear conception on empowerment. Woman bears pain within her as she burns herself inside throughout life.

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