Triveni Journal

1927 | 11,233,916 words

Triveni is a journal dedicated to ancient Indian culture, history, philosophy, art, spirituality, music and all sorts of literature. Triveni was founded at Madras in 1927 and since that time various authors have donated their creativity in the form of articles, covering many aspects of public life....

How Free? How Self-sufficient is Woman Today?

Bhavana S. Chari


Mrs. Bhavana S. Chari

(a) From the bondage, servitude and sacrifice of yore;
The woman has come a long way towards the edifice of the 21st century;
From the slavery to Man, she has passed great lengths and sought justice;
She has made an unerasable mark in life as a symbol of patience and service !

(b) In America, the Statue of Liberty, stands as a symbol of womanhood;
In our own country, the “motherland” represents the prosperity, i.e. womanhood;
Sarojini Naidu and Toru Dutt, the Poetesses of Indian origin are of great renown;
The woman in us can waken to be a Mahadevi Varma or a Subhadrakumari Chauhan!

(c) She has stepped out of the threshold of the confines i.e. her abode;
She has crossed all the frontiers and left her stamp in every field;
It is she that is conquering the reins of the motherland.
Behind every successful man is a woman, in every deed!

(d) It is the woman, as a wife and lover, who sends the hearts fluttering;
It is she who is worshipped as a Goddess, a divine being;
She is the “mother” who bears and brings up her offspring;
It is she who has defined the words like “passion” and caring!

(e) Will it be long when complete freedom will come to her from the beast that is man;
When will a dowry death, a Sati-Pratha, and atrocities on her cease?
Will that day near when she will end to be a victim of fate,
When will she breathe the clean air that is “freedom” under a clear sky!

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