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The position of women in Indian society is very different than our society The status and roles are sometimes an insult to the human race Not to mention most city women cannot even talk to the women of villages Also the woman as a wife has a lot of expectations and responsibilities in the household as well The status of women in Indian culture is very small Some men actually thought it was a punishment from the first life if you where a woman in this life The way you were treated often depended on your class If you were a foreigner you were not even an untouchable In the story The Witch by Tarachanliar Bardyopadnayay an unknown woman finds herself in an Indian village She had beautiful yellow irises and the way she squinted her eyes most people thought she was a witch They try to accuse her of the mishaps they have like when a baby died she was blamed for sucking out his lifes blood she later went in to the woods and puked until she saw blood in it After this experience she is convinced that she is a witch and she begins t hate her eyes in which she used to love In the end of the story she gets caught in a sandstorm and is blown to a brush of thorn trees where she was picked and eaten by vultures Also some untouchables were treated like this Most women in India become Buddhist Nuns to escape the tortures of a normal life The perfect story to display the differences between city and village women is The Weed by Paitam For city women reading and writing is no sin It is for village women Paitam 23 In this story it is easy to see that if you lived in a village then the only ones who could read and write were the men and priests Also in this
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